12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2013 8:23 PM by asavvyman
garyfromlondon Level 1 (0 points)

Now this was so simple in Windows Media Player but seems to be impossible in ITunes.


I want to move the iTunes library and all its content to my NAS from my PC hard drive. as it is full and my NAS is half empty.


Followed the simple instructions as given by apple:


1. changed default library to location on NAS (under edit/preferences/advaned tab) ensuring that "keep itunes fold organsed" is checked


2. under file/library/organsie library, selected consolidate - the consolidate process started copying music etc over to NAS but failed and then deleted everything it had copied over before stopping.



So Tried copying everything over to NAS myself and then trying steps 1 and 2 above. ITunes deleted everything on NAS that I had copied over, started copying again, failed and deleted everything it had copied so far (about 200 tracks).


So my question is very simple, is there a way that I can get my music that I have copied over onto my NAS into iTunes. Given that iTunes still lists everything on my PC. I know that Itunes keep a database of all music and points to my music on the PC, can I get rid of this and have it create a new database pointing to the music on the NAS. This would be a good first step. The whole thing is complicated because I also use iMatch and am sure that will go all weird but I will worry about that afterwards.


I have also tried uninstalling iTunes and then reinstalling, Didnt help one bit, everything remained the same.

itunes, Windows 7