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    iTunes backup?
    Hi, new member here, 2nd post.

    I would like to backup my iTunes library to an external HD, but in the drop down menu, I am only given the option of burning the backup to a CD or DVD via my MacBook's internal Drive. Is there a preference setting somewhere to give me the option of saving to an external HD? (I've have tried)!!

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    Why not just copy your iTunes folder in the Music folder to an external HD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemanband View Post
    Hi, new member here, 2nd post.

    I would like to backup my iTunes library to an external HD, but in the drop down menu, I am only given the option of burning the backup to a CD or DVD via my MacBook's internal Drive. Is there a preference setting somewhere to give me the option of saving to an external HD? (I've have tried)!!

    Cheers......Brian
    Itunes doesnt store files it merely saves an xml file of the file locations so that your computer knows where they are.

    Just backup your music folder as advised below to an external drive and then export the library

    File
    Library
    Export Library

    and it will save a small xml file which you can also save and then use on other machines.

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    So simple.............Thanks!!:

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