I want to sync photos on my Windows desktop with my iPad but when I set iTunes to Sync Photos from the My Pictures folder, iTunes creates an iPod Photo Cache folder (which is about the size of My Pictures folder which is 6 GB). Letting iTunes create the folder is not the issue but I am syncing the "My Pictures" folder with my laptop and other computers and I do not want to have the iPod Photo Cache folder to also sync across my other computers. Is there a way to change the location of where iTunes will put the iPod Photo Cache folder? I did not see a setting in iTunes for it.
Purpose of this folder:
You didn't specify the OS of the computer but on Windows that would be a junction point.
You need a second step to hide it from Live Mesh and also to make sure it doesn't show up in your Pictures view of Windows 7, etc.
C:\Users\User Name\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media
NOTE: You can put it on a share or other drive if you wish, as long as you use a soft link (which we do below)
3.Create the symbolic link. I use MKLINK from the Windows SDK.
Open the CMD window as Administrator and type:
cd C:\Users\User Name\Pictures
MKLINK /D "iPod Photo Cache" "C:\Users\User Name\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\iPod Photo Cache"
Then, you will see the folder appear in your Pictures folder with the familiar "Shortcut" arrow.
4.Right-mouse-click that folder and select "Hide Folder"
When it asks if you want to hide it just for that folder or all folder and files pick only for this folder
TADA! Your iTunes (which knows the name and looks for it in code) will find the file and update the database correctly in it's new location, but any picture / file services (Zune, Windows Explorer, Live Mesh) will not pick up the directory.