Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 2:09 PM (in response to Trash Man)
How easy it all is depends a bit on how you did the backup and whether your library was previously split into separate library and media folders. Don't have time for details just now but perhaps my post on How to make a split library portable will help you make sense of everything. If not, paint a fuller picture of what you have and have not copied from where to where and I'll see what I can do.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 2:27 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Thanks for the reply
I've managed to get all the music and artwork back again but not the playlist count, not to fussed about that, at least my music is working again.
One other thing I'm having trouble with now is the Mobile Applications folders location. If I move this to the D: drive in my iTunes Media folder iTunes won't sync my apps and tell me they can't be found.
Is there anyway of telling iTunes that the Mobile Application folder is else where other than in the standard C: drive location? On the picture in your other thread it's under the folders that are portable.
The folder I have on the D: drive is D:\Music\iTunes Media\Music. Should that just be D:\Music\iTunes Media? If I do change it to this, all the music is put dirrectly into the iTunes Media folder and not into a seperate Music folder, like how is shown in the picture. Do this matter?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 4:48 AM (in response to Trash Man)
In iTunes under Edit > Preferences > Advanced turn off Keep iTunes Media folder organized, then click OK.
Use Edit > Preferences > Advanced to change the media folder location to D:\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media, then click OK. If iTunes asks to consolidate or move any files at this point say no or cancel.
Open the menu File > Library > Organize Library... tick Rearrange files in the folder "iTunes Media", and click OK.
In iTunes under Edit > Preferences > Advanced turn on Keep iTunes Media folder organized, then click OK.
Open the menu File > Library > Organize Library... tick Consolidate files, and click OK.
This should rearrange the media folder into the current structure with the minimum amount of physical file moves.
At this stage you should find that iTunes is now looking for your mobile apps at D:\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications. Check the properties of a single app just to make sure. If all is well you can reclaim the space on C:.
If it were me at this stage I would now close iTunes, then copy the library files and album artwork folder from wherever they are on C: into D:\Music\iTunes then shift-start-iTunes and choose the library at D:\Music\iTunes. It is at this point that the library is now truly portable.
Having made that work I would then close iTunes, move the iTunes folder up to D:\iTunes and shift-start-iTunes to open it, but that's my preference.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Thanks so much
Everything is now as it should be, with nothing on the C: drive at all.
Thanks a million
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to Trash Man)