I've been having trouble with my iTunes. Actually, it seems like every couple months, some chain of events happens and I have to re-organize everything. But right now, I'm not sure which way to go, so I'm looking to see if someone could point me in the right direction?
I'm using a Dell Laptop that is a couple years old; it's the family computer (although I use it most often.) I have over 950 songs and a good amount of videos and podcasts on my iTunes. I'm using a two year-old 80GB iPod Classic.
This computer was running out of space on the disk, so my mom, (supposedly with the help of Dell Support,) moved my iTunes folders onto our external hard drive. She assumed "it's fine, you just have to run your iTunes off of the hard drive." I believe that's how we are running my dad's iTunes as well.
However, when I logged onto iTunes, none of my music was in the library. I went to Preferences, and changed the iTunes Media folder location to the folder on the hard drive. Nothing happened. I then moved the "iTunes Music Library" .xml file onto my desktop, and dragged it onto the iTunes window. That was what I gathered from Apple's website.
The few items I had bought from AmazonMP3 showed up in my library, as well as a few videos that I had downloaded for my iPod from the internet. A window popped up, saying something along the lines of "many items were not added to the library because they could not be found."
So, I'm looking to be able to keep my music files on the external hard drive but continue using iTunes on this computer. There's not enough room left on the Local Disk (C: ) to keep it there.
Thanks so much for your consideration, and I'd appreciate any advice you could give.