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sakage.shinga January 19, 2012 08:38 AM

Moving my music folder & keeping iTunes updated
Hi guys,

I just purchased an internal 3TB drive to be used as media storage. Previously, all of my non-iTunes music were kept on an external drive and I simply told iTunes to add those folders to the library. Now that I have the new internal drive, I want to move everything off of the external and onto that new drive. However, is there anyway of letting iTunes know that those folders have changed location without having to reload everything onto my iPod?

I know iTunes has the option of changing its Media Folder location, but that's not where the majority of my music is located. And my concern is that once I move everything onto the new drive, iTunes will think that either 1) the mp3s are gone and thus delete them from my library & iPod, or 2) that its on a new computer and thus will force me to reupload everything to my iPod (not an appealing thought as I have over 110GB of music).

Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

Adzsask January 19, 2012 09:28 AM

go in itunes , file, add folder to library,select new music folder, boom it's in there.

lowfat January 19, 2012 09:40 AM

iTunes for Windows: Moving your iTunes Media folder

DaleF January 19, 2012 02:22 PM

I haven't had much luck moving iTunes music around and actually having it work properly, even following Apple's instructions on it. iTunes seems deliberately obstinate about it.
I'm actually looking for a replacement. The reason I used to keep iTunes around was that it handled large libraries well, but now it seems to trip over mine.

Behemoth- January 23, 2012 07:08 PM

If it is doable for you, you can copy your music on the new drive and simply change the drive letter to what the old one was.You need to keep the folder structure too. I once did that to replace a drive with a bigger one.

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