2152 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2010 7:15 PM by IAmResolved
It's easy to change, but you need to use the itunes consolidate command so it won't lose track of the files.
1. First, assign a permanent drive letter to your thumb drive. My advice is to use something fairly far down in the alphabet, like M: for music. This step is important, because Windows can re-assign drive letters without asking you. That could make itunes not be able to find the files - ick.
Just google "windows assign drive letter" is you don't know how to do it using Device Manager.
2. Next, tell itunes where the new media folder will be.
ituens menu > edit > preferences > advanced
Change the location of the itunes media folder to your thumb drive.
M:Media or M: itunes M:library, whatever you decide.
Itunes will put all FUTURE additions there.
3. Now you need to move the existing C: files over to M:
Run the itunes menu > file > library > consolidate
You'll have to create that folder if it doesn't exist.
Make sure some songs play BEFORE you delete them from C:
And always, always, have that thumb drive plugged in before you start itunes, or it will revert back to the C: drive.