Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2013 8:01 PM (in response to PatrickNeylan)
Have a look at these 2 Videos...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
I followed that procedure for moving my iTunes library to an external drive, but it seems that iTunes insists on the old Itunes folders remaining in place, in spite of me listing the new folder on the external drive as my library. If I delete the old folders I get all sorts of 'file not found' mesages relating to the iTunes library, not individual items in it.
It's incredibly frustrating when you are trying to remove the old folders to save space...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 5:34 AM (in response to Talos1963)
There is no way to list a specific drive as the new location of the iTunes folder.
What I suspect was intended is in Edit > Preferences > Advanced > iTunes folder location was changed to the new location. Please understand this has absolutely no affect on anything currently in the iTunes library. This setting only affects new content added to iTunes.
The simplest way to move iTunes content, in my opinion.
Move the ENTIRE iTunes folder from the current location to the new location.
While holding SHIFT, launch iTunes.
When prompted, point iTunes to the new location.
Then change the iTunes Folder Location in the Advanced menu.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 5:55 AM (in response to PatrickNeylan)
...Is it possible to tell iTunes, "Hey, all that music is HERE now"? I really don't want to do Play, Find File, Search, Select, OK for every single one of my 4000 songs.
No. The technique diesel vdub outlines is the way to move the library that actually works, assuming you haven't already complicated things by splitting out the media folder to a new path.
You can try fixing the broken links with my script FindTracks.
If the actual database files are still on the old drive then have a look at my techniques for making a split library portable. This should get your library all stored on the new drive in a way that makes it much easier to backup and move in future.