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In the next couple of days I plan on setting up a nas on my network. I plan to play my itunes from it. Anything I need to be aware of? Do I simply export the playlist file and transfer the itunes folder to the nas? Will iTunes simply recognize all my current playlists or will those be lost?
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Keeping your iTunes collection on an external

The following assumes you want to keep all your iTunes music and movies on an external disk and ensure new music is always stored on the external drive.

First, you need to consolidate your iTunes Library to a folder you have chosen on the external drive.

Select the command consolidate library from the Advanced Menu. This will copy all your iTunes media to the external folder and link the iTunes library file to it

The files will now be on the external while the library.xml file (the index as it were) will still be in the Users > Me > Music folder of your mac.

If you want this file on the external as well as well, copy it to external iTunes folder, start itunes with the alt key pressed and you will have the option to select the library file now on the external



Select the library file you just copied and now both your music and the library are on the external

You can now delete the old iTunes folder off your mac

You can also use the choose library dialogue to switch between a large music collection on the external and a smaller music folder on the mac if you wish

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How do you get your playlists to show up? Do i need to export every playlist individually? Is the library different from your playlists?
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after days and hours of tinkering i got my iTunes folder on my NAS. I have my Windows machine seeing all my playlists, songs, play-counts (etc) but when it updates the library it shows !-Marks next to all the files. Anyone have any suggestions?
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you have probably moved your itunes library rather than consolidated it to the NAS drive.

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