How to move songs in a playlist to an external drive on a Mac?
April 25, 2011 8:16 AM   Subscribe

How to move a single playlist worth of music from my iMac to an external drive... ?

I have a playlist with 8000+ songs in it. I want the songs on an external hard drive. I do not care about the "playlist" features of the list (order of songs, playcount, etc.)

The playlist only exists as a collection of songs I want to put on the drive.

It appears Apple doesn't like external drives and only wants to let me move it to a dvd or cd.

Any suggestions?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Open the playlist in iTunes.
Select all the files you want to copy.
Drag these songs to the target drive.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:25 AM on April 25, 2011

Tried that. It didn't work. It gives every indicationt that it's going to work (green + sign when over the drive) but when I let it go, nothing happens.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 8:28 AM on April 25, 2011

Crap. It works if I do it in small bunches instead of all at once. Grrr.

Thanks 3wayHS.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 8:30 AM on April 25, 2011

This looks like a similar issue.
posted by odinsdream at 8:39 AM on April 25, 2011

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