1191 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2009 5:20 PM by camoracer
i cant its my brothers and he needs 2 use it but he doesnt hav iTunes and wont get it..
is there anyway i can recover it? i mean if i restart with the cable in and boot the library (which is on the hard drive)
i dont understand the files that the library looks through are in the same place relative to where it was last time. surely the library works like.
FILE FOUND IN LOCATION: xxx
because when you move the file in relation to the library the location can still be found.
i dont wna upload a shed load of music again it will just take forever to sort out what i need and dont from my collection. especially if i hav to do this EVERYTIME i just wna load a new album or song.
this harddrive aint big enough for the music collection and nor is my brothers so the hard drive will be moving..
I think this will come down to settings in iTunes. You probably need to have iTunes set to not manage library. This lets you have the files wherever you like. A caution though is that the external drive needs to always get the same drive letter as this is part of what is stored in iTunes library.
You may want to consider running iPod in manual manage mode. When run this way the media files don't have to remain on computer drive to retain on iPod. The files do need to be available and in library to add to iPod though.