4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2011 3:45 AM by frankalbert
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I have an iTunes library backed up on an external hard drive and have just finished making a fresh reinstallation on my Mac. I would like to keep the library on the external hard drive to save space on my Mac.

How do I get iTunes to open the library on my external hard drive?

I have tried moving the itunes library.xms (and other help files) to the local itunes folder and when I start iTunes all my songs are listed. Then I opened preferences and choose my external itunes folder as the new media folder. But still iTunes will not find my songs when I try to play them.

It seems like I have an old library structure since my folder is arranged as:

iTunes:
-"various library files"
-Album Artwork
-iTunes Music
-Mobile Applications
-Previous Libraries

Any ideas?

Macbook Pro 13 (mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.6)