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Itunes on external hard drive

Can i run itunes directly off my external hard drive?

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If you want to move itunes to an extrnal driver, ..plug in the external, click my computer..open the local driver, look for " my music icon" and scroll it to the extenal driver icon...or right click the " music and where it says save..save to external driver.

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ok, for starters copy the whole folder that you have pix, doc, mp3s etc and paste to the external hd....now for itunes change options of storage to the external drive...............as long as you just checked the info is really on the external...you can than delete it from the laptop............for limewire, bearshare or whatever software you are using in options you will be able to switch where you wish to store or download to....note do not sync ipod..........

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Restoring your iTunes Library backup


When you need to restore your backed up iTunes Library from your external hard drive to your computer, follow these steps:

Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
Mac: On the Desktop or Finder sidebar.
Windows: In My Computer

Drag the iTunes folder (backed up earlier) from your external hard drive to whatever location you desire on your internal hard drive. It is recommended that you choose the default location for the iTunes folder, which is:

Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
Windows Vista or Windows 7: \Users\username\My Music\
Open iTunes while holding down the Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows).

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Copy iTunes folder to your external hard drive
To copy all the items in your iTunes library (including the iTunes Library file that holds all your playlists, playcounts, ratings, and other data) to your external hard drive, follow these steps:

Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
Mac: On the desktop or Finder sidebar.
Windows: In My Computer
Locate your iTunes folder:
By default, the iTunes folder is located in:
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Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
Windows Vista or Windows 7: \Users\username\My Music\
If the iTunes folder is not in the default location listed above then you can find where the iTunes folder is located by following these instructions:

Open your iTunes Preferences:
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Click Advanced.
The location of your iTunes folder will be listed in iTunes Media folder location box, as pictured below.


Drag the iTunes folder to your external hard drive. This can take a while if you have a lot of items.


When the transfer is complete, your iTunes Library will have been successfully copied to your external hard drive.

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How do I backup itunes file on external harddrive


It's a good idea to regularly back up all important files on your computer to an external source to prevent data loss. Your iTunes music, videos and other digital downloads are stored in separate files within the iTunes folder. However, if you consolidate them into a single folder, it's easier to back them up to an external hard drive.

Launch iTunes. Go to the program's Preferences menu. Click the "Advanced" tab. Check the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" and click "OK." Click "File." Select "Library" and then "Organize Library." Check the box next to "Consolidate Files" and click "OK." Close iTunes. Connect your external hard drive to your computer. Find the iTunes media folder on your computer's hard drive. Drag the folder to the icon for your external drive to copy your iTunes media.

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I have uploaded everything on my Mac laptop hard drive to my SimpleTech external hard drive. I removed most of my music (in iTunes) and some other files to make room on my Mac. Now I'm having trouble...


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If you are looking to simply copy or backup the files all you need to do is copy and paste! The itunes files are found in "My Documents" and under "My Music" (depending on your version of windows; you can also search for "itunes.") Simply select the folder you wish to copy, select copy, and in the destination folder that you want it on, right click, then select paste. This will likely take some time, depending on how much music you have. You are now done!
If you want to run your itunes program from the external hard drive, you will need to do the above actions then change your folder than itunes uses in the program. Select Edit/Preferences/Advanced tab/ then re-direct it to the new folder.
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How to transfer files to a hard drive


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ok, for starters copy the whole folder that you have pix, doc, mp3s etc and paste to the external hd....now for itunes change options of storage to the external drive...............as long as you just checked the info is really on the external...you can than delete it from the laptop............for limewire, bearshare or whatever software you are using in options you will be able to switch where you wish to store or download to....note do not sync ipod..........

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ok...you are connect via usb? when using limewire, window media or itunes,,,,go to options on all them and change the directory where you like to store and retrieve files from...now for the files that you already have on the primary hard drive....go to my computer..you see both drives internal (is your c) and the external is ?) find the music on the c drive ..open it..cut & paste (or click & drag) to the new drive ....to copy this music onto your ipod...make sure you have the latest itunes version (WWW.APPLE.COM) once you have this on the desktop let it scan for all the music on pc....now plug ipod to pc...20-30 seconds your ipod will show up on itunes...look on the bottom of itunes left side (u see the ur ipod)...look up and click on the music folder on pc drive and all the music should now be showing too...click on that same folder drag down to the ipods music folder.......let it load up...it might take awile depending on how much you got .....not never ever pull ipod out always eject the ipod .......then unplug it............................

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