1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 18, 2013 7:59 PM by Donna Biglin
skoutros Level 1 Level 1

I have been running iTunes since leopard via a NAS drive. I have changed that NAS drive 3 times now. There appears to be cat droppings all through iTunes in sense that it still thinks that my original NAS Buffalo drive exists. I think the easiest and cleanest way is to start from scratch.


I am running Mountain Lion


1. uninstall iTunes

2. reinstall iTunes

3. re-rip all my CDs into iTunes (a lot of work, over 3,000 CDs)




1. my iPhone and iPads will not lose their apps and data

2. I am missing a lot of CDs from my 3,000 CD collection. I know it's a pain to re-rip but once and for all I will be clean. Right?


Thank you


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS iOS4, Macbook Pro 10.6.4, iMac 10.6.4
  • Donna Biglin Level 1 Level 1



    I am not running a NAS drive but I have bought an extra internal drive to do the same thing. 


    Here's what I did.

           1.  Copy the entire ITunes Folder to the new drive.

           2.  Set the perferences to in the Advanced tab to the new location.

           3.  Close program & restart.


    Now I did this a number of years ago so I am not sure if this has been fixed or not.  However, when I did it... any season pass you bought, will automatically continue to be downloaded to the music folder that Itunes first designated.   Second, all Apps go the music folder too.  So, after a few months of everything seeming to work ok.. I deleted the Itunes folder from my OS drive.. a lot of stuff was deleted too.  From all the genius and tech support I spoke to, they thought that just changing the preferences would have work.


    However, what I also needed to do was to set an symbolic Link of the extra hard drive and Itunes believes it is storing the stuff on the OS drive.  Makes it easier to backup too.  I bought a little script that makes alias a lot easier.  But, I can't remember the name off hand.  But is comes up as control click for me.



    Also, in order for Itunes to see the NAS, you have to have it loaded in first.   Again, I think you can start it up when you first turn on your computer in system preferences.


    I hope I've help..  I know not completely but I hope I've pointed you in the right direction.