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297 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2006 8:44 AM by Lee Vickers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2006 8:07 AM (in response to Lee Vickers)There's a great workaround for this. It's not specifically for iTunes, but I think it will work in your case. It's called "Symbolic Linking" and basically works the way an alias used to work in OS9.
Check this out and let me know if it's helpful. You'd be replacing the actual database with this new "symbolic link" and then storing your database on the portable drive.
http://www.pure-mac.com/cmm.html#symboliclinker20 iMac G5 (Rev A), Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2006 8:09 AM (in response to Lee Vickers)BAD LINK: Sorry. Here's a good one...
http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/symboliclinker.html20 iMac G5 (Rev A), Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2006 8:30 AM (in response to Paul Threatt)Thanks. Trouble is that iTunes always defaults back to the user's music folder to store the database. I could move the database to my portable HD, but next time I open iTunes it starts to build a new database file inside users/username/music.Home: 1.4Ghz Mini 1Gb S'drive B'tooth A'port 17 TFT; Work: 1.25Ghz G4 1Gb S'driv, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2006 8:00 AM (in response to Lee Vickers)One work around is to just copy the files on one computer and then copy then to the other when you get home. A pain for sure but iTunes likes certain files in certain locations.
You can also check in Dougs Scripts http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/index.php
MJPB 1.67-1gig-120hd (Seagate Momentus) -SD (K-05 - non-Apple) iTunes 6.0.4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), ipod Photo 60 gig - ipod 2nd gen 20 gig
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2006 8:44 AM (in response to Mike Johnson12)One work around is to just copy the files on one computer and then copy then to the other when you get home.
That's what I do; File/Add to Library, then sort window by date, add the recent ones.
Trouble is things like ratings are kept in the .xml file, in the username/music folder of the local machine, not in the ID3 tags and therefore are not imported with the music!
I have tried to import the .xml file from one mac to the other and keep them synchronised with sync software but iTunes doesn't like it. I've corrupted a 4000-track library like this and started from scratch, so I'm loathe to mess with that again!
The scripts look interesting though. Thanks.H: 1.4Ghz Mini 1Gb S'drive B'tooth A'port 17"; W: 1.25Ghz G4 1Gb S'drive 20", Mac OS X (10.3.9)