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  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes it plays a track of recorded record!!

    what is next!!!

    getting excited!

    thanks tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    Whew! I do know what I'm talking about....

     

    1. Open iTunes > Preferences > Advanced tab. Click the Change... button and set the iTunes Music folder location to //G-DRIVE slim/iTunes/iTunes Media then press OK.

    2. iTunes should offer to consolidate all your media to this new location. If so say yes. Otherwise, if nothing interesting happens after you've edited the preference, use the menu item File > Library > Organize Library... > Consolidate files.

      (I'm not absolutely certain that is where it is found back on iTunes 7, but if I'm wrong hopefully you can work out what I mean.)

    3. Test the library again... Still happy?

    The process above should make new copies of your media on the external drive and switch the external library's connection to the new copies of the media on the external drive. Don't move it yet though.

     

    tt2

  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wow!!

    playing both burned CDs and record vinyl!!!

    tt2, tell me is this finished???

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    Nearly...

     

    1. Select a typical file and Get Info. Check the summary tab so we can confirm the library is really using the correct copy of the file.

    2. Check G-DRIVE slim/iTunes for a folder called iPod Games. If it isn't there copy the iPod Games folder from iTunes on the internal to //G-DRIVE slim/iTunes/iTunes Media so it appears as //G-DRIVE slim/iTunes/iTunes Media/iPod Games. The links to the content of this folder will be fixed on the new machine

    3. Close iTunes, give it few moments to write out its latest library files, open it, test once more and close it again.

      This should make certain that the library will now be using relative references to the files, which will be important when you move it to the other machine.

    4. Close iTunes and safely disconnect the drive from the iMac, connect the drive to the MacBook Pro, open the library with Option-start-iTunes. Does it work?

     

    tt2

     

    Message was edited by: turingtest2 - Sorry just added an extra step 10, hopefully you haven't moved the drive yet. If you have, and there is no iPod Games folder on it yet, just move the drive back, copy the folder, then move the drive to the MacBook Pro.

  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Picture 3.png

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    OK. STALLED at step 9. This shows the libray is still connected to the file on the internal drive.

     

    Did you find any sign of a consolidate function in the file menu? Perhaps it is somewhere under iTunes?

     

    2am here. I may have to leave you for a bit, but we're getting there.

     

    tt2

  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    tt2

    your efforts have been amazing.

    The same thing happens, exclmation points.

    I think .wav is not working.

    Thinking now I will just convert all the music to mp3 and have it compressed.

    I will save on space itunes will work then on the external.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    Hang on, was that last image on the MacBook Pro after step 12? If so go back into iTunes preferences, change the media folder location to point at //G-DRIVE slim/iTunes/iTunes Media again, close iTunes, reopen iTunes. Any better?

     

    tt2

  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no the last image was imac.

    I started and closed a few times and no luck.

    the library loaded and updated then I tried a song. exclamation point.

    I then closed itunes and tried it again with the same results.

    Ideas??

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    I really need to sleep but I will think on... At which step did it break?

     

    tt2

  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    when I took it to the macbook pro.

    thanks tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    With the external drive hooked up to the iMac, please open the library file on the external drive. Can I please check that you are using the method outlined in this article to choose the library?

     

    Confirm that music will play again. Please post back a screenshot of iTunes > Preferences > Advanced tab.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    Apparently the Consolidate Library... command I refered to in step 7 is under the Advanced menu.

     

     

     

    tt2

  • sturgissos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We had a bad storm here in the states, no power.

    When it gets back up again I will take that screen shot.

    Thanks

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,265 points)

    No rush... Hope things get back to normal for you soon.

     

    tt2

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