Thread: Using iTunes with external HDD
11-17-2008, 07:03 PM #1Using iTunes with external HDD
I was told it is possible to link iTunes to an external device and sync through that. Basically i don't want all my music and vids clogging up my macs Hard Drive...
I have got up to this point...
But... This has left my library empty and i get this...
And yes the external HDD is currently plugged in
Any help would be appreciated
11-17-2008, 09:19 PM #2
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- Mar 19, 2008
- iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4gig,Mac OS X Maverick, Macbook Intel 2gig, iPhone 3G
you move the library to external HD, then in iTunes prefefs go to advanced and change the locationMac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving
11-18-2008, 04:18 AM #3
Thats the first thing i done, but that doesn't seem to wanna work.
11-18-2008, 11:57 PM #4
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- May 23, 2008
- iMac 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, OSX 10.6, 1TB Storage
Its been a long time since, but thats how I have my setup. The upside is not bogging down your main drive makes your computer run faster, and you can unplug and go with your library. On the downside if you don't use your drive for a while it will turn off and when you go to itunes it will takes 4-5 seconds to wake the drive up. A minor nuisance if you're the kind of guy that is particular about things.
heres a link to an official article that should help
iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Music folder
11-19-2008, 03:54 PM #5
Cheers, that link really helped, got it working perfectly
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