Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to Luv4Apple)
You can try this...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to Luv4Apple)
Strange, I have just used this, not more than 2 days ago on my MacBook Air.
I will admit, that the timing of the keypress is vital (iTunes starts really fast from a SSD drive), but I had no problems getting iTunes to open a library stored on a networked drive this way.
You must also be sure that iTunes is properly closed when atempting this, ie. the "light" under the icon in the dock must be off.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to Luv4Apple)
If you aren't getting the prompt to select a library, you might try holding down the Option key before you start up iTunes. As Kunten notes, on an SSD program start-up is really quick, so it's tough to start the program and then get the Option key down in time--but if you hold the Option key down while starting iTunes it should "take" and you should be able to at least create a new library on the external and import into there even so long as the media files are all out there. Be sure iTunes is looking to store its files on the external drive if you do have it search there, so it doesn't try and copy the files back onto the SSD.
I haven't done any moving of iTunes libraries in a while, so I don't recall the procedure to actually try and move your library data onto a new drive and with a new computer if you want to preserve the ratings and the like. I use iCloud and iTunes Match now so at this point setting up a new computer has become simply pointing it to that--but, obviously, there's a cost to iTunes Match (as well as the problem of being somewhere that it is offered to begin with).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 9:23 PM (in response to Luv4Apple)
I think I may not have explained this correctly. What I need to do is get my iTunes library onto my Macbook Air that is currently stored on an extrenal drive, but without actually dumping the library on my computer hard drive because it doesn't have enough room to do so. I basically want to open the library I have on the external and have it use the external from here on out? Does that make sense? : (
I went from a computer that had all the hard drive space in the world to a macbook ait with little to no, so I am trying to figure out how to make this all work... Thanks to those who have tried helping thus far!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:52 AM (in response to Luv4Apple)
This worked for me
I use iTunes on my Macbook Air but have all the libraries stores on an external drive connected to an airport extreme