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    Question Using I-Tunes from a portable hard drive
    I have an I-mac and keep my I-Tunes music on a portable hard drive. When I want to create a play list, I am still loading the music back to my hard drive! Is there a solution whereby I don't duplicate the music and "clog" my hard drive?

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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    A playlist id just a collection of 'pointers' to the original files.

    How do you know they are being copied to your iMac hard disk?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Jul 02, 2006
    Crawley, England
    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    You just need to change the default location of your iTunes library. Read this how to:

    UltraNewb: How to move your iTunes library to an external drive

    I have mine on an external drive, always have.
    Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

    Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    PS. iMac. iTunes.

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