2081 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2011 4:31 PM by Russell Massey
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to Russell Massey)
If I wanted to do this, I assume I simply have to drag the iTunes Library folder from my home on the macbook pro to the flash drive. Then I would just change the preferences in iTunes on the macbook air so that it knows the iTunes library is located on the flash drive.
Change library by holding down the option key while starting iTunes.
Two questions if I have it so far. First, I assume it is not a problem to remove the flash drive so long as I am not accessing iTunes content. Please let me know if this is correct.
The second issue, is whether there are any other libraries or folders that need to be copied or transferred. I ask because I see certain references to mobile apps in preference folders in my user library. At least I think so.
I have no experience with apps. Copying the preferences files will save you some trouble in setting up as long as both iTunes versions are the same.
On the whole idea of using a flash drive, well, okay. I don't see a flash drive as being as robust and I would definitely make sure you maintain backups.G4 Quicksilver 2x1GHz 2x120GB HDs 1.5GB RAM 10.4.11/9.2.2, iTunes 7.5, QT7, QTP2.5.1
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2011 4:31 PM (in response to Limnos)Thanks for the information. It is appreciated. I realize that a flash drive is not an ideal solution, but from my perspective, if I decide to go the route of ditching my macbook pro for the macbook air, I figure I have to come up with a solution that satisfies my storage issues as well as portability. A flash drive could work.iMac G4, 2 MacBook Pros, 21.5 iMac, macbook air 11.6, 2 iPhone 4's, ATV, Mac OS X (10.6.4)