2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2007 1:45 AM by vansouza
vansouza Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
When iTunes asks if I want to backup my purchases; it defaults to backup to CD or DVD... is it possible to change that to an external hard drive... thanks...

Macmini Intel Duo/24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (271,725 points)
    To back up your iTunes library to a hard disk, connect it to your computer, create a new Finder window, click on the item in the sidebar named Music, or if there is no item in the sidebar with this name, on the item with the house icon followed by opening the Music folder from there. Drag the iTunes Music folder of the iTunes folder to the external drive.

    To restrict it to the purchased music, open the Script Editor in the /Applications/AppleScript/ folder and run the following:

    tell application "Finder"
    with timeout of 3600 seconds
    set source_folder to folder "Music:iTunes:iTunes Music" of home
    set destination_folder to disk "external disk name"
    duplicate (every file of entire contents of folder source_folder whose name extension is "m4p") to destination_folder
    duplicate (every file of entire contents of folder source_folder whose name extension is "m4v") to destination_folder
    duplicate (every file of entire contents of folder source_folder whose name extension is "ipg") to destination_folder
    end timeout
    end tell

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  • vansouza Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Thank you for both solutions... very much..