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    iTunes and external hard drive
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    iTunes and external hard drive
    Hi All,

    I'm using 7.5(19) and have my library on an external hard drive. This has been fine for months and months. The other day it started to come up with that cannot save library error which I thought was odd.

    Whilst trying to figure it out and ejected the external drive and re mounted it. Normally it is connected through afp as this seems to work better for me, is quicker, auto mounts after sleep etc. This time I connected via smb and the iTunes library is fine now. It saves, I can add music, playlists, etc.

    My question is why did it stop working with afp and why isn't it still working? I thought maybe a permissions error but they are ok. If I connect via afp and browse the itunes folder through the finder there is nothing there.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Adam

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    iTunes and external hard drive
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    Has this only happened since updating iTunes, might be a bug in the update.

    I would try mounting with smb or plain IP, IP is faster than AppleShare anyway

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    iTunes and external hard drive
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    Yep I think you are right..

    How do I connect with plain IP? Whenever I try and do that it selects smb through connect to server. Or do you mean via iTunes?

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    iTunes and external hard drive
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    Tried connecting just via IP and it defaults to afp anyway and doesn't solve the files not showing properly in finder. Attached images to show what I mean. First is connected via afp and second via smb.. you will see what I mean about the available files so this bit is something to do with the type of connection rather than iTunes?

    I also find that when connected via afp the drive remounts after the computer being in standby and it doesn't with smb.
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