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    I wanted to copy my iTunes to an external hard drive so I created the directory on my external hard drive where I wanted it to go and then set it up in preferences, but when I open my iTunes my music doesn't show. Any ideas? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdejt View Post
    I wanted to copy my iTunes to an external hard drive so I created the directory on my external hard drive where I wanted it to go and then set it up in preferences, but when I open my iTunes my music doesn't show. Any ideas? Thanks.
    Did you tick the "consolidate my library" box?

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    Yes I did. I failed to mention in my original post that I actually moved the entire iTunes directory over to my external drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdejt View Post
    I wanted to copy my iTunes to an external hard drive so I created the directory on my external hard drive where I wanted it to go and then set it up in preferences, but when I open my iTunes my music doesn't show. Any ideas? Thanks.
    Changing the iTunes folder only has the effect of pointing to it for future imports. You need to reimport from your new location. It's easy, but if you have a billion songs, it will take a while. Here's an old post with a step by step.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    ...1) COPY the whole iTunes Music file structure from your old location to your new location. [have you COPIED?]
    2) DO STEP ONE BEFORE PROCEEDING--Then within iTunes, select all the music in your Library and delete it (don't worry). iTunes will ask you if you're sure (you are), then will ask if you want to Trash files too (Keep Files, for now).
    3) In iTunes Advanced Preferences tab, change the iTunes Music location to the new folder on your external drive. [you've done this]
    4) Go to your new external folder with all your music in it, select all the files and drag it in to the iTunes app (or press Command + O in iTunes). Double-check [from within iTunes] that your files work there.
    5)Finally, manually delete the files in your old iTunes folder. Don't forget to empty the trash when you're done.

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