1282 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2006 6:43 AM by Vandy Man
When I did as you suggest, the location of all songs I checked was the same folder. Does it make sense to get/borrow a second external hard drive and try to move/consolidate my music folder to it. I think I might need to reformat the original external hard drive to get it cleaned up and my music folder is the only thing that is important on it right now. Everything else can be erased.
Well When you consolidate the library in iTUnes, ALl that does is COPIES all the files listing in itunes to the "iTUnes Music" folder and points iTUnes to the copies. By Default this folder is on the C drive (Where windows is) in my music>itunes folder.
If the iTUnes music folder is on the C drive, then you need to make sure you have enough space for this move/copy whatever you want to call it
Is that not a way to relocate the files? In other words, I have 16,000 plus songs in iTunes and they are all playable. They must be on my external hard drive in the file I have named "Art's Music" (verified by the check you suggested in your first reply). Let's assume that I want to put them all on a different external hard drive (my C drive is not big enough). What steps should I use to relocate my entire library? The plan I had in mind was something I found at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301748
Is this going to work?
I am going to borrow a friend's unused hard drive for this and then put it back on my hard drve after I reformat it.
Dell Dimension 4600 Windows XP
Yeah it will, first goto advanced>consolidate library.
When iTUnes is done, goto edit>preferences>Advanced tab>general sub tab and hit the "CHange" button and change the location to your friends external.
Format your external like you want.
when formatting is done go back into iTUnes preferences and move the "iTUnes Music" folder back to your external