Can somebody please help/advise me how to move it back to its orginial place without recommending a back up.
Before you do anything, you should backup your Mac and your should always maintain a regular backup.
That is, unless you do not mind losing all your music (and everything else).
i hope some one can help me my son has moved my itunes onto my start up disc.
Where was it before he moved it back?
- Quit iTunes.
- Copy the entire /Music/iTunes/ folder to the external drive.
- Hold Option and launch iTunes.
- Select Choose library... and select the iTunes folder on the external.
- You can then delete /Music/iTunes/ folder.
FYI: You should each have your own computer login. Then you do not have to worry about your son (or anyone else) moving/deleting/changing/getting into your info.
iTunes's default/"automatic" location for the library is on your internal drive. If it was somewhere else in the past you will have to dermine where that was so we know where you want it.
You say your son. Is this a 2 year old randomly dragging things about on a computer, or is this a teenager who intentionally reorganized things and who you could drill on what was moved where?
How many drives do you have attached to this computer? What I am saying is if you only have one drive there is only one place for it to be and that's where it would normally automatically be anyway. If it was somewhere else such as an external drive it is because you or somebody else moved it there.
What's the difference between a "disc" and a "disk?" - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2300 - optical cf. magnetic.