HT1364: iTunes for Windows: Moving your iTunes Media folderLearn about iTunes for Windows: Moving your iTunes Media folder
Currently Being ModeratedHT1364 Re: This is useless. It does not work with iTunes 11. Apple *****. They have jumped the SHARK!Jan 18, 2013 3:06 AM (in response to beta.1348)
I could waste an hour going through all the things I have tried, ... but I won't.
Fine. Now we'll never know what to not suggest you try - will we?
Google it, and you will see that the world is filled with frustrated Apple iTunes users who have tried to do this.
I could, but what would be the point? Surely, the object of the exercise is to fix the problem or resolve the issue, not simply to read whinging?
PPS: Everyone I talk to in my circle of friends HATES iTunes, and hey, it'ts not even in the drop dpwn of APPLE products on this APPLE Support forum. I guess APPLE hates it too!
Not sure what drop down menu you're talking about, but you got here (Apple Support Communities - iTunes for Windows), didn't you?
Now - do you have an intelligent question, reasonably asked, which someone here maybe able to help with?
It's up to you. (By the way, just so you know, creating a user id such as "Applesucks", on a forum of enthusiasts, is not a good start, history tells us where it will lead.)
P.S. You could try changing your circle of friends.
Currently Being ModeratedHT1364 Re: This is useless. It does not work with iTunes 11. Apple *****. They have jumped the SHARK!Jan 18, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to beta.1348)
The only thing not current in that article is how to reveal the menu bar which is hidden by default when iTunes 11 is first installed. Tap Alt to reveal it on a temporary basis or read on....
You can restore much of the look & feel of the previous version with these shortcuts:
- Ctrl-B to turn on the menu bar.
- Ctrl-S to turn on the sidebar.
- Ctrl-/ to turn on the status bar.
- Click the magnifying glass top right and untick Search Entire Library to restore the previous search behavior.
Or you might prefer to roll back to iTunes 10.7 in which case first download a copy of the 32 bit installer or 64 bit installer as appropriate, uninstall iTunes and supporting software, i.e. Apple Application Support & Apple Mobile Device Support. Reboot. Restore the pre-upgrade version of your library database as per the diagram below, then install iTunes 10.7.
See iTunes Folder Watch for a tool to scan the media folder and catch up with any changes made since the backup file was created.
For those used to moving iTunes libraries around the "official" document is not actually the way to do it, although when moving to a NAS it may still provide the best approach. The user-preferred solution is to move/copy the entire iTunes folder as one, then connect to the library in the new location by holding down shift (Windows) or option (Mac) as you start iTunes and using the option to choose a library. A large library moved to a NAS in this fashion may run slowly however as every action in iTunes causes the database to be rewritten and the slow network performance compared to a local drive becomes significant. I suggest you use the "official" route but make the target media folder <Root of NAS>\iTunes\iTunes Media. Once your library has been consolidated there (and backed up) you can delete the original media folder on your home drive. I then suggest you copy the contents of the current iTunes library folder into the iTunes folder on the NAS. Should you wish to move the library from one machine to another at any point repeat this action, then shift-start-iTunes to open the copy of the library files on the NAS. You can then open the library from another machine in the same fashion. After switching machines you can copy the library files into a local drive for performance if necessary.