Still stuck!

  sarah1980 22:28 30 Dec 2006
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Having moved all my iTunes from the C drive to my external hard drive, I then went to "Edit" and "preferences" and then on the "General" tab. clicked "change".

I then selected the E drive (external hard drive) and the folder in which my music is stored on the external drive.

I clicked OK, but the itunes library has not been populated with any of the music files as I would expect, can anyone help??

Thanks

  Hertz Van Rentyl 22:41 30 Dec 2006

What's all the edit, preferences and change all about. Is this in some program you have not mentioned.

  postie24 22:43 30 Dec 2006

Sorry bit confusing

postie24

  sarah1980 22:45 30 Dec 2006

sorry, this is in the iTunes player. (Edit, Preferences, Advanced, General, Change) As per instructions found here click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:50 30 Dec 2006

Can't you do a search for music files and point itunes to the E drive?

  sarah1980 22:57 30 Dec 2006

OK, this may just be me being very silly (I'm a beginner, forgive me).

When I moved all my iTunes over to the external hard drive (E: drive), I expected the E drive to appear in the left hand pane and that I would be able to play directly from it, the way I would with my iPod when it is connected.

However, am I correct in thinking that I must copy all the songs back over to the iTunes Library (by going to "File", "add Folder to Library" and then locating the folder on my E drive)?

Because I have now done this and it doesn't seem to have taken up another 3gb of space on my C drive (there are 3gb worth of tunes in the Library).

  Hertz Van Rentyl 23:02 30 Dec 2006

Have you looked in documents and settings in case the files have been sent there in error. If you find them make a backup copy and try again making sure the external drive is switched on and you have instructed the software where to place the files.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 23:09 30 Dec 2006

You need to create a folder on your external drive as per instructions and then tell the software to place your stuff there.

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