once i copy the folder to the external drive can i delete the music from my computer and still play it from itunes without losing my playlists?
Not unless iTunes is looking for it on the external drive, which it won't be if it wasn't told to do so. In addition, any files you want to keep shouldn't be on only one drive, as drives can fail.
i need space on my computer though, is there any way i can tell itunes too look for the music on my external drive?
Drag the entire library there, launch iTunes with the Shift key held down, click on Choose Library, and point it there.
thanks alot buddy! i gotta wait til tomoro to try butill let you know it goes!
quick question since u know alot about this, i was jus lookin thru the itunes settings and i seen 'Export Library', whats that do?
This creates an XML file with information about your library.
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