My Mac Book  hard drive is nearly full. How do I move  iTunes music, etc folders to a different location on an external hard drive and still access as if on my Mac?

My Mac Book  hard drive is nearly full. How do I move  iTunes music, etc folders to a different location on an external hard drive and still access as if on my Mac?

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    How do I stop iTunes from automatically importing songs I listen to from my external hard drive into the music library?

    Mac OS X: Double-Clicking a File Opens the Wrong Application - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2291
    -= Changing the application used to open all files of a certain kind (written with reference to OSX 10.4 but may not have changed) =-
    1) In a Finder window highlight a file of the kind you want to change the application to open that kind of file.
    2) While that file is highlighted, select File > Get Info or press command (apple or propeller icon) + i to get a file information window.
    3) In the lower part of the info window there is an "open with" menu with a list of applications.
    4) If your application is already in the box then it is the default application for opening that kind of file and you don't need to do anything more.  Close the get info window.
    5) If the application showing in the menu is not the one with which you wish to open the file then select a new application. If your application does not appear there then select the "other..." and track down the application (usually in the Applications folder at the main level of the computer).
    6) If you wish to change all files of this type to open with this application in future, make sure the "change all" button is selected.
    7) Close the get info window.

  • TS1967 My external hard drive was stolen that stored all my purchased iTunes music. Is there a way to sign in to my account and redownload previously purchased music?

    My external hard drive was stolen that stored all my purchased iTunes music. Is there a way to sign in to my account and redownload previously purchased music?

    Yes, a search would have found the instructions.
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  • C drive is full how do I move iTunes to d drive?

    How do I move iTunes from one drive to another? My c drive is full I changed my preferences to d, yet I still can not back up my iPhone or iPad. I think I need to move iTunes I am just not sure if I should uninstall from c and reinstall to d?  Any suggestions or help.
    Thank you
    Sue

    Copy the entire iTunes folder from your music folder to D:\iTunes.
    Click the icon to start iTunes and immediately press and hold down the shift key. Keep holding until asked to choose or create a library.
    Click Choose and navigate to the file D:\iTunes\iTunes Library.itl
    Check the library is working properly.
    Use the option File > Library > Organize Library > Consolidate Files to import any stay files to the new library folder.
    Delete the old iTunes folder on the C: drive.
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  • Hi there, My Hard Disk space on the Mac Book is running low, I found about 105gigs in Back Ups, after I moved my ballooning Aperture Library to an external hard disk.  Can you help?

    Just checked on Lion - somehow I have over 100gigs in Back Ups, but much less in pictures.  I moved Itunes, Aperture Libraries to my external hard Disk.  Still running low on the 250 gigs space.  Any tips on how I can free this are much appreciated!
    Thanks!

    Did you actually move / delete the data on your HDD?
    When you click and drag to an external drive, it automatically copies instead of moves.
    What are these backups & their location?
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  • How do I stop ITunes from loading songs into library when played from an external hard drive

    How do I stop ITunes from loading every song I play into my library from an external hard drive?

    Mac OS X: Double-Clicking a File Opens the Wrong Application - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2291
    -= Changing the application used to open all files of a certain kind (written with reference to OSX 10.4 but may not have changed) =-
    1) In a Finder window highlight a file of the kind you want to change the application to open that kind of file.
    2) While that file is highlighted, select File > Get Info or press command (apple or propeller icon) + i to get a file information window.
    3) In the lower part of the info window there is an "open with" menu with a list of applications.
    4) If your application is already in the box then it is the default application for opening that kind of file and you don't need to do anything more.  Close the get info window.
    5) If the application showing in the menu is not the one with which you wish to open the file then select a new application. If your application does not appear there then select the "other..." and track down the application (usually in the Applications folder at the main level of the computer).
    6) If you wish to change all files of this type to open with this application in future, make sure the "change all" button is selected.
    7) Close the get info window.

  • I moved my itunes media from one external hard drive to another. How do I change the shortcut on my desktop to open to the new external hard drive?

    Ok, so i originally installed itunes on an external hard drive (G drive) and not my PC. So my itunes runs completely from my external and that how I like it. Well over time it got full so I bought and moved all my media over to a bigger 2TB external hard drive (D drive). I verified that all the media (music, movies, tv show etc) are all on the new drive and everything points to it. However the itunes shortcut on my desktop still points to the G drive external. If I unplug it and try to open itunes it gives me an error. So I have to keep the G external drive plugged in just to launch itunes and then use my new D external to get the media. How the heck do I change that? I tried moving the itunes.exe file over to the new drive but that didnt work. I want it to run exclusively off the new D external. Please Help Me!!! I am using Win 7 if that helps.

    My DeDuper script is designed to help clean up. See this thread for background.
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  • How can I move iTunes music folder to another drive?

    I have iTunes version 7.1 running on a notebook with Windows Vista. My iTunes music folder is becoming too large for the C; drive and I am having problems successfully moving it to the D: drive.
    I know the folder is in the D: drive because I can see it there. I have followed guidance on how to link it to iTunes: Edit / Preferences / Advanced / General / Change (choosing iTunes music folder on the D: drive) / OK. I have also ticked the "Keep iTunes Music folder organised" box, as well as the "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" box. Nevertheless, when I open iTunes my music does not appear in the library.
    What am I doing wrong?

    Firstly there is more than one kind of iTunes Library file:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93732
    Secondly you should consolidate your library:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iTunesMac/7.3/en/670x.html
    The following link will give you the instructions to move iTunes to an EHD. These instructions need to be followed EXACTLY.
    The 2 metadata files within the main iTunes folder must stay on the main drive of your system as that is their "home", they can't be moved.
    Now read this:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301748

  • HT1751 How can I move iTunes Music from one drive to another?

    I'm having trouble ... hoping someone can help.
    Windows XP Pro.
    My MP3s were on a networked Data Drive (Z:).  I drag the songs I want on iTunes from there to the iTunes program, and it's library
    was in the "normal" place (\Documents and Settings\MyName\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music ).
    I copied my iTunes library folder onto an external drive and also copied the Z drive MP3s onto the external drive. I then put the MP3s
    on a new computer with Windows XP Pro, downloaded the latest version of iTunes on the new computer, and then drug the iTunes
    folder from the external drive onto the new computer in the exact same "normal" place as above.
    When I open iTunes, my music is not there for some reason.  Is there any way to correct this sort of readding all my music and all
    my cover art?
    Thank you.

    Thank you for the response.
    I cannot find the file   iTunes Library.itl   ...   
    I have the structure you mention:
    <User's Music>\iTunes\iTunes Library.itl where <User's Music> is the music folder of the profile as defined by the operating system.
    but that file is not there (I looked in the preferences of iTunes in order to find the location and that is the location it stated).
    "iTunes can be connected to a library in a different location by holding down shift as you start it and clicking Choose from the options to Choose or Create a library."
    I can do this, but again, there is no .itl file that I can find ... now I'm more confused         Of course, if I fire up my old computer, there is no drive Z any longer, so while all my music appears on iTunes, I cannot click on any as it then will not be able to find the song on the drive that no longer exists.
    I am going to do a search on the old computer for that .itl file to see if it was just in some other place for some reason.

  • I plugged in my external Hard drive everything was going fine, I dumped lots of music into it. Now I can find the external hard Drive Icon. I have done a search using spotlight and WD My Passport doesn't show up.

    Any Idea as to where it went?

    What does this have to do with iCloud on your iOS device (i.e. this forum you've posted in)?
    Have you tried unplugging and plugging the hard drive back in? Tried turning it off and back on again?

  • Had to install a new hard drive on my mac book how do I get my music from my classic ipod to transfer to my new hard drive on the mac book?

    had to install a new hard drive on my mac book how do I get my music from my classic ipod to transfer to my new hard drive on the mac book?

    See this older post from another forum member Zevoneer covering the different methods and software available to assist you with the task of copying content from your iPod back to your PC and into iTunes.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2452022?start=0&tstart=0
    B-rock

  • My mailbox is full. How do I delete messages. I have a 2008 Mac Book Pro., My mailbox is full. How do I delete messages. I have a 2008 Mac Book Pro.

    My mailbox is full. How do I delete messages. I have a 2008 Mac Book Pro., My mailbox is full. How do I delete messages. I have a 2008 Mac Book Pro.

    Hey kathleenfrommoses lake!
    Here is an article that can help you delete unwanted emails:
    Mail (Mountain Lion): Delete messages
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11732
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    -Braden

  • How do I transfer my 7,669 photos from my iphone 4s to my external hard drive. (windows NOT mac) ?

    How do I transfer my 7,669 photos from my iphone 4s to my external hard drive. (windows NOT mac) ?

    import them like you would with a digital camera. use HT4083 and just make sure to direct the computer to the external drive

  • My Mac keeps starting up to the disk utilities screen. Im guessing i need to repair the disk or load my backed up memory but i am unsure of how to do that. I have all my memory backed up on an external hard drive.

    My Mac keeps starting up to the disk utilities screen. Im guessing i need to repair the disk or load my backed up memory but i am unsure of how to do that. I have all my memory backed up on an external hard drive.

    The Disk Utility screen has instructions right on it.
    Just read them and follow the directions.
    Readers can help if you get stuck.
    It opens with something like, "select a disk, volume, or image".
    You click on your drive in the left column, top item.
    The next screen spells out how to do a ( Repair Disk ).
    You have a Macintosh. It will not cut your hand off.
    If something dangerous is coming, it will say stuff like, "this will erase all the data on your drive. Do you want to proceed?"

  • Can I create separate folders to save media on my Airport Time Capsule? Issue is I have a 256GB HDD Mac Pro Retina which is almost full. TC will only take backup of my HDD. So where would I save my photos and videos from my iPhone and iPad?

    Can I create separate folders to save media on my Airport Time Capsule? Issue is I have a 256GB HDD Mac Pro Retina which is almost full. TC will only take backup of my HDD. So where would I save my photos and videos from my iPhone and iPad?

    It is a hard one.. laptops with small drives are a pain.
    What you need is a home media server.
    Some people use a PC running itunes for cost.. but that is nothing like as good as using a Mac mini.. they make great little HTPC device.. you can plug in large hard disks and store all your files and media. And share it with the network.. Read up apple's instructions on home sharing.
    https://www.apple.com/au/support/homesharing/
    For cost you can buy a mini from 2011 or 2012.. I would not recommend earlier ones.. the advantage of 2012 is they have USB3 ports. But you will pay more for them.. new mini is not as useful.. they have soldered in memory and you cannot upgrade.. the old mini was the most easily modified mac in the whole range. Uses little power and can be bought for a $300US for a good one second hand.. maybe less.

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