1103 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 21, 2010 8:43 AM by Jolly Giant
Is there a simple way to consolidate all the music into the external Airport drive without duplicates?
sir, yes sir !
in iTunes, go preferences > advanced and point the location of your iTunes media folder to the desired location (external hd). next, go file > library > organize library and check +consolidate files+. hit ok.
iTunes will now copy all media files it knows of to that location (unless the files already exist there).
as you found out, it would be good if the drive that holds the media files i up and running prior to firing up iTunes. you can have that external drive mounting automatically at startup if you include the drive in your startup item. go system preferences > accounts > startup items and add the drive with the little "+" sign.