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ipod external hard drive
Hi there,
Can anybody help?. I have recently bought an ipod and purchased an external hard drive so that I can save all my music and dvds. I have copied lots into folders but now the vista c drive is almost full. How do I get the computer to send the stuff the the external hard drive and will the itunes be able to retrieve it from the hard drive if I keep it attached to the computer?.
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Re: ipod external hard drive
Hi,
In Vista, Itunes stores its data by default in c:\users\<usename>\music.
You can change this folder in the configuration menu under edit - preferences - advanced and get it to point to some folder on the external drive. If you do this after first install you are sorted but if you want to move existing data you are in trouble.
In theory, if you move the itunes contents from c:\users\<usename>\music to your external drive beforehand, it should work but you will get issues with duplicated songs in itunes afterwards that have to be manually removed and I am not sure how to avoid this. Frankly, I don't know why they have to make this so difficult and unintuitive. You are probably better off asking the question in one of the apple forums.
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Hi there,
Can anybody help?. I have recently bought an ipod and purchased an external hard drive so that I can save all my music and dvds. I have copied lots into folders but now the vista c drive is almost full. How do I get the computer to send the stuff the the external hard drive and will the itunes be able to retrieve it from the hard drive if I keep it attached to the computer?.
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