6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 1:21 PM by Limnos
JamesD001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Morning,

 

i hope some one can help me my son has moved my itunes onto my start up disc. This means that my Mac Book pro keeps saying that my start updisc is nearly full and is restricting my iphone back ups and various other functions. Can somebody please help/advise me how to move it back to its orginial place without recommending a back up.

Thank you


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  • 1. Re: Itunes on start up disc
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    JamesD001 wrote:

     

    Can somebody please help/advise me how to move it back to its orginial place without recommending a back up.

    Before you do anything, you should backup your Mac and your should always maintain a regular backup.

    That is, unless you do not mind losing all your music (and everything else).

     

     

    i hope some one can help me my son has moved my itunes onto my start up disc.

    Where was it before he moved it back?

     

    1. Quit iTunes.
    2. Copy the entire /Music/iTunes/ folder to the external drive.
    3. Hold Option and launch iTunes.
    4. Select Choose library... and select the iTunes folder on the external.
    5. You can then delete /Music/iTunes/ folder.

     

    FYI: You should each have your own computer login. Then you do not have to worry about your son (or anyone else) moving/deleting/changing/getting into your info.

  • 2. Re: Itunes on start up disc
    JamesD001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It would have been where ever iTunes is placed when you down load it. Do I have to have it in a external drive now? Was hoping to just be able to move it back from the start up disc as my pro is very limited now as keeps saying has no memory?

  • 3. Re: Itunes on start up disc
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,475 points)

    iTunes's default/"automatic" location for the library is on your internal drive.  If it was somewhere else in the past you will have to dermine where that was so we know where you want it.

     

    You say your son.  Is this a 2 year old randomly dragging things about on a computer, or is this a teenager who intentionally reorganized things and who you could drill on what was moved where?

  • 4. Re: Itunes on start up disc
    JamesD001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you no he's 11 & was trying to share my iTunes account over all the users & not sure why or how he put it in the start up disc. Think will end up going into Apple

  • 5. Re: Itunes on start up disc
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    JamesD001 wrote:

     

    Do I have to have it in a external drive now?

    No.

    Was hoping to just be able to move it back from the start up disc as my pro is very limited now as keeps saying has no memory?

    Move it "back from the start up disc" to where?

    Do you have multiple drives in this MacBook Pro?

  • 6. Re: Itunes on start up disc
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,475 points)

    How many drives do you have attached to this computer?  What I am saying is if you only have one drive there is only one place for it to be and that's where it would normally automatically be anyway.  If it was somewhere else such as an external drive it is because you or somebody else moved it there.

     

    Incidentally:

    What's the difference between a "disc" and a "disk?" - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2300 - optical cf. magnetic.