1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 13, 2012 7:41 PM by Limnos
pvolker Level 1 Level 1

My desktop Mac's hard drive is full.  I want to move my iTunes drectory to a hard drive.  I have followed directions from previous discussion boards:


I have copied the /iTunes folder to my hard drive.


I have trashed (but not emptied YET) the contents of my home/music/ folder.


I have gone to preferences/advanced pane in iTunes app menu and pointed to the new iTunes folder on my external drive.


Relaunching iTunes app, none of my songs appear.


What am I doing wrong?


Sorry if I've missed something from previous message boards, I just can't find a simple procedure for doing this properly.

Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    Undo what you did with the preferences changes.


    Do this:


    iTunes: How to move [or copy] your music to a new computer [or another drive] - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527


    Quick answer if you use iTunes' default preferences settings:  Copy the entire iTunes folder (and in doing so all its subfolders and files) intact to the other drive.  Open iTunes and immediately hold down the Option (alt) key (shift on Windows), then guide it to the new location of the library.


    Do not confuse moving your whole folder and library with moving just media files as in (this is what you did with changing preferences)


    iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Media folder - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1449