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  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    Forgot to mention, the newly created "iTunes" folder is not empty. It has album artwork & iTunes media folders. The iTunes media folder has a sub folder within called automatically add to iTunes (which is empty). Then there are iTunes library database file, iTunes library XML document , iTunes library extras and iTunes library genius. Both are iTunes database files .

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    navgtr99 wrote:

     

    I renamed "F:\itunes" to "F:\itunesmedia", shift started iTunes created folder in "F" drive called iTunes. When I attempt to move "iTunes media" into the newly created "iTunes" folder I get a message saying "the folder already contains a folder named "iTunes media". It also asks if I want to replace the files that have the same name .

     

    Yes, step 4, "merging with the empty folder....", actually there might be one preference file and an "Automatically Add to iTunes" folder, but not a problem.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    navgtr99 wrote:

     

    Forgot to mention, the newly created "iTunes" folder is not empty. It has album artwork & iTunes media folders. The iTunes media folder has a sub folder within called automatically add to iTunes (which is empty). Then there are iTunes library database file, iTunes library XML document , iTunes library extras and iTunes library genius. Both are iTunes database files .

     

    No, the iTunes folder is not supposed to be empty. This is meant to have the database files and the Album Artwork folders, all media is supposed to be in the iTunes Media folder. As long as that arrangement holds the library will easily move from one system to another.

     

    tt2

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    So select "yes" to the replacing files question? After I'm done with this process my iTunes library and everything associated with iTunes will be on my F drive? So that will have to be plugged in every time I want to use iTunes or backup my iPhone/ipad to iTunes?

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    What should the media folder be set at? This is where all content will be saved to ?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    navgtr99 wrote:

     

    So select "yes" to the replacing files question?

     

    Yes

     

    After I'm done with this process my iTunes library and everything associated with iTunes will be on my F drive? So that will have to be plugged in every time I want to use iTunes or backup my iPhone/ipad to iTunes?

     

    Yes, I thought you wanted your library on the F: drive and not have everything copied into you main drive. Alternatively, once it is organized properly, use this backup tip to clone the library into the main drive, switch to that copy and then use the backup tool to key the two copies in sync.

     

    tt2

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes,I want everything on external HD and nothing on my main drive. So far looks like everything copiedover to iTunes, however, the movies and TV shows did not go into iTunes. There are folders for them in the F:\itunes\itunesmedia.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Where are the movies and TV Shows now? If they are stored outside the iTunes Media folder that you've just imported then move them into F:\iTunes\iTunes Media\Automatically Add to iTunes. iTunes will add them to the library and move to the correct path.

     

    tt2

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    They are in 2 separate folders (TV shows & Movies) within the main F:\itunes\itunes media folder.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Both those folders should have been imported when you used Add Folder to Library... Ah, iTunes will have categorized them as "Home Movies". look for the tab in the Movies section and change the Media Kind as required.

     

    tt2

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    I apologize, but I don't I understand the last step you just explained.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    HomeMovies.png

     

    tt2

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    Do I have to move the 2 folders into "add to iTunes " folder still? Also, do you know where the back ups get stored? I just backed up my iPhone and the available space on my main drive lowered.

  • navgtr99 Level 1 Level 1

    Can you please tell me how to get that box to change the media type to open?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    navgtr99 wrote:

     

    Can you please tell me how to get that box to change the media type to open?

     

    Highlight one or more items. Pess CTRL+I to Get Info. Select the Options tab.

     

    tt2

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