well, my iTunes library is on my main HD whereas audio files are on an external drive. I have to change the drive for these files and / or folder name, how do I point iTunes library to that drive/folder?


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Easiest way I think is to use the built in iTunes setting for choosing a library location.

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  • First make a copy of your library on your external drive
  • Then change the settings in iTunes to reflect the new location
  • Profit

Apple also has support documents available to describe the required steps in more detail, both for Mac and Windows.

  • It's not possible. As i've written before, my iTunes library is on internal HD though the audio files are on the external.
    – Kerberos
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:32
  • The iTunes library files are going to always be on your internal HD, even when media is moved off.
    – Fyrefly
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 16:19

I got this by googling..

When I clicked on the missing title (which is indicated by a "!") iTunes asked my to locate the file; after finding it using Spotlight it was added. Then iTunes asked me if I want to locate similar files which I confirmed an there - all missing files where found. However, I had to UNCHECK "keep iTunes Media folder organized" BEFORE doing this. After I rechecked it again.

It's ok for me at the moment!

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