One time it duplicated every file in my library! For no reason!
July 26, 2011 3:58 PM Subscribe
I have a computer with way too much music on it, and I have an external hard drive. Can I store all my music on the external hard drive without making iTunes angry? Please explain as if I am twelve.
posted by showbiz_liz to technology (14 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
The computer on my laptop's hard drive is like 75 GB; the one on my external is 232 GB. My computer is almost totally full, and probably almost half of the reason is that I have a shitton of music on my computer.
What I would LIKE to do is to put all of my music on my external and delete it from my actual computer. For music I download, I would have a folder on my computer and periodically migrate it to my external. This sounds very straighforward, but is it?
I'm worried that iTunes will flip out on me over it. Every time I've ever tried to move my music around, iTunes gets angry and confused. Frankly, I don't understand why. (Which is why I currently have like three different folders of music in different places on my computer, all of which I am absolutely terrified to move, lest iTunes never find it again. Can you tell I have NO IDEA how any of this works?) What will happen, for example, when I disconnect the external and then re-connect it? Will iTunes still remember where everything is?
Please help me. Pretend I'm an Amish child with only the most basic working knowledge of how these magic info-boxes work. Thanks.