3692 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2009 10:28 AM by fuzzydisco
It sounds like Tobe solved his issue, but I just ran into this same problem last night while trying to consolidate my approx. 2 TB of iTunes media to a new NAS (LaCie 5-big, 7.5 TB) with 5.5 TB of available space. Any ideas why it would error out with more than double the needed space available? Is there a cap on the amount of media iTunes will consolidate?
Any ideas why it won't let me consolidate the whole library?
At this point, I'm thinking I will manually move and re-import my movies separately and see if iTunes will at least move the music. Movies and TV shows have a lot less info to screw up by removing and re-adding, and it will significantly decrease the size of the consolidation transfer.
I have a question regarding moving musi to the External Drive. I recently had to move my iTunes library to my external because it was consuming too much space on my hard drive. I went into preferences and changed where to look for the library.
However, now my playlists and even music that I purchased since the move to the ED isn't showing up in my iTunes library. Also, when attached my ipod to my computer iTunes says that the iPod is synced with another computer.
Question: Am I missing something?
Here is a link that lists the proper steps to take when copying your music:
It sounds like you might have taken the fully manual route which causes iTunes to lose the link path to your files and with them all of your ratings, playlists, etc. If you put the files back where they were and revert iTunes' library location, you probably can still go back and move them through iTunes like Tobe was talking about using the consolidate method.
Unfortunately, it sounds like for whatever reason, some of us here are getting an error when trying to use the consolidate method, but hopefully it will work for you...