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    I want to use an external as my main harddrive
    I have a 1tb external HDD that i keep all my music and films on as they wont fit on my macbook HDD and i want my macbook to know that this is where i keep them so say i went onto front row i could have my films appear in there. And when i went into itunes i could see all my music. Could i do this?

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    You could, but it would essential turn your macbook into a desktop. You wouldnt be able to take it anywhere and use it.
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    No that's not true. You just wouldn't be able to watch movies or play music on it. But that's what iPods are for. I have 1tb external and many other externals. I have all my movies and iTunes library on them. True it is inconvenient at times but there is no way I would be able to fit it all on the MBP I have. I think only for iPhoto I had to download iPhoto Library Manager so I could have the iPhoto library on the external HD. All the other apps had no problems with this.

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    Okay, maybe this will be easier than i expected. Just to clear up, i will use it basicly as a desktop with the HDD but also i will just use it without the HDD aswel when i dont want to watch a film or listen to music. I just want it to be all there when i put the HDD back in.

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    Cool
    under the preferences -> advance you should find where you can tell iTunes the location of your music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman View Post
    under the preferences -> advance you should find where you can tell iTunes the location of your music.
    Perfect!

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    You could also create an Alias in the 'Movies' folder to where you keep your films so you can go through Front Row to your folders.

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