How do I safely move my iTunes library to a different HD?
September 8, 2009 7:50 AM Subscribe
How do I safely move my iTunes library from one hard drive to another?
posted by valleys to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've read numerous horror stories on here from people encountering all kinds of problems when moving iTunes libraries around, so would like to get advice on how to plan and execute it correctly!
I have about 50gb of files on my 110gb internal HD, which is pretty much out of free space.
I have a 500gb external HD (that I currently use mainly for backups of all my digital photos) that I would like to move the iTunes library to, then delete it from my internal HD to free up space for work on the internal drive, and have much more space for new music on the external drive.
This is on Windows XP SP3. iTunes version 8.1 (I think - not there at the moment, but I haven't installed the latest update that it asked me if I wanted...)
And yes, I have another backup (Mozy) in addition to the external drive.
So, how do I move that 50gb of files without confusing iTunes or risking losing anything?