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How to Move iTunes Music onto my USB Drive


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How to move my iTunes music on to my USB drive...how do i go about this...i dont want the whole library so im not going to export it...someone please help!! And i want the music to also stay on my hp and be on my macbook.


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You just want to copy some of the music files onto it? Then just go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Music ....and select the albums/songs you want to copy and put them on the USB drive.
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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 of 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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louishen,

I am switching this from an HP pavilion to my new MacBook...does this matter or your instructions stay the same?


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You may be best using the consolidate command from the HP

You will need to move the library file and link to it as well, I think the key for that is Shift on windows

Once the library and xml file are on that external, you can point the mac to the external library.xml file with the alt key on the mac.
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