Is it possible to change the download directory of iTunes on mac?
- I use mac OSX (10.8.5) and iTunes 11.0.5.
- I want to relocate the directory on a external hard disk storage?
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The default folder would be
You can change the location of your
iTunes Media folder in
iTunes > Preferences > Advanced.
But this would mean that you also relocate your Music, Podcasts, Movies and Mobile Apps to the external drive.
You can move the Downloads folder in your
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Downloads directory to your external drive, and then create a symlink (symbolic link) to the new Downloads location, and place that symlink in the
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Downloads directory.
Here it is in step form:
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media, and move Downloads to your external drive. Ensure you move the folder, and you don't just make a copy.
ln -s "/Volumes/NAME_OF_YOUR_EXTERNAL_DRIVE/Downloads" ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Downloads
NAME_OF_YOUR_EXTERNAL_DRIVE part with the name of your external drive that you placed Downloads on. Downloads needs to be in the root directory for that command to complete successfully.