3907 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2008 2:31 PM by brad hirsch
Assuming you use the iTunes default settings where iTunes copied added items to your iTunes folder and organizes your library (meaning - everything is all self contained in the iTunes folder), then all you have to do is drag & drop your iTunes folder (not just the iTunes Music folder you find inside the iTunes folder) to the external drive and copy the entire thing.
If you want to test that it worked or would like to actually start using it from that location instead, use these instructions when you start iTunes to point it to the new location...
How to open an alternate iTunes Library file or create a new one
If you are just testing, then close iTunes after you verify it works, and restart iTunes again with the same instructions and point it back to your internal drive (original) location.
Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive
I was search for an article about external music... I have a simple question!
If I wanted to use my External drive on a temporary usage (on a laptop), but keep my internal drive (imac-desktop) as the main location. Would you suggest to copy the itune folder and change my preferences then reset them back after I'm done?