#1
I bought an 80gig ipod the other day. Before you flame or whatever, it wasn't my first choice and it was all they would offer as a replacement for my Toshiba Gigabeat which broke. Reluctantly, I accepted and now I'm in the process of importing all my music into iTunes.

My computer only has 40 gigs of hard drive space, so for storing music etc I use my 500 gig external hard drive. I tried to import all my music (about 60gigs) from my external hard drive into iTunes and after importing some of it I got the error message that there wasn't enough space on my hard drive to store all this music. I don't understand why that would happen. I'm not importing my music onto my computer, I'm just adding it from my external hard drive into iTunes and the location of the music on the external hard drive should remain the same. In other words, I'm just playing my external hard drives music through iTunes and without my external hard drive connected to my PC I can't play music since the music isn't on my computer. It's difficult to explain, and I'm sorry if I'm not making sense. Please ask me if you don't understand the problem. I never had this problem with Windows Media Player when I added all my music from my external hard drive onto that.

Anyway, I figured some of you out there must have had the same problem so I was wondering if you could offer any help. Thanks for your time.
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#2
change your itunes music source to your xternal drive
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#3
Quote by killjoys
change your itunes music source to your xternal drive


How do I do that?
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#4
You're trying to put your sisters lesbo porn on it, aren't you?


Aren't you?

Edit: Damn, I swore it was you who posted that thread *leaves thread in shame*
Last edited by RU Experienced? at Aug 25, 2008,
#5
Quote by estranged_g_n_r


My computer only has 40 gigs of hard drive space, so for storing music etc I use my 500 gig external hard drive. I tried to import all my music (about 60gigs) from my external hard drive into iTunes and after importing some of it I got the error message that there wasn't enough space on my hard drive to store all this music.


Well, there's your problem.
#6
iTunes is silly and copies all of your music to another folder on your main harddrive. You can go onto the iTunes preferences and disable that, and delete the files in the iTunes folder, or wherever it decided to copy it.
#7
Its copying your music to your music folder as you add it to iTunes, either change your music folder to somewhere on your external or uncheck the box that says "Copy music to my music folder when added to itunes" (or words to that extent) in your preferences.


EDIT: If you delete the music its copied from your hard drive itunes wont be able to find the songs so start again once you've changed preferences
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#8
iTunes preferences. Go to advanced tab. Change your music folder location to your external hard drive.
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#9
if you go to the advanced section of the preferences you can change the location of your music folder. just go there and set the folder with all of the music in it thats on the external hard drive as the "iTunes Music Folder"
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#10
Quote by stockylachy
Its copying your music to your music folder as you add it to iTunes, either change your music folder to somewhere on your external or uncheck the box that says "Copy music to my music folder when added to itunes" (or words to that extent) in your preferences.


EDIT: If you delete the music its copied from your hard drive itunes wont be able to find the songs so start again once you've changed preferences


Sweet. That was the perfect response. Thanks
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#11
Oh wait, one more question.

Should I change the iTunes Music Folder to my external hard drive or uncheck the box that says "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding items to library" ?

Because my music on my external hard drive isn't in one folder it's in several.
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#12
Quote by estranged_g_n_r
Oh wait, one more question.

Should I change the iTunes Music Folder to my external hard drive or uncheck the box that says "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding items to library" ?

Because my music on my external hard drive isn't in one folder it's in several.


What's the purpose of that for you? For me, it's easier to just have it copy all to one folder. That way, when I download something, I can just throw it in iTunes and it's automatically renamed and goes right to my music folder. Otherwise, you have to dig through all your folders and put it where it needs to be.
#13
You don't need an external hard drive. Just download iDump, and then you can take music files off of your iPod whenever.
#14
Quote by Survivalism
What's the purpose of that for you? For me, it's easier to just have it copy all to one folder. That way, when I download something, I can just throw it in iTunes and it's automatically renamed and goes right to my music folder. Otherwise, you have to dig through all your folders and put it where it needs to be.


Okay, I guess I can put it in one folder. But does having the music in one folder and then the music also in iTunes Music folder mean it takes up twice as much space since you have the music in both folders?
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#15
dont use itunes

use winamp, it works perfectly with my ipod and i never have any trouble taking songs off/putting songs on

and it doesnt go in and install all sorts of other stuff like itunes, which is quite nice
#16
Quote by estranged_g_n_r
Okay, I guess I can put it in one folder. But does having the music in one folder and then the music also in iTunes Music folder mean it takes up twice as much space since you have the music in both folders?


Well, yeah, but you don't need it in both folders. You can make any folder your iTunes folder.
#17
What the F***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made a new folder on my external hard drive and made that my iTunes Music folder and then I put all my music from the other folders into iTunes library and I got some weird error message and now the music isn't in my iTunes library, it isn't in my iTunes folder and it isn't where it used to be. I think I've just lost about 22gigs of music!!!!!!!!!!!
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#18
yeah well you just clogged up your harddrive, i would erase all that music. itunes didnt pick up on your external and is now loading your external on to your computer. which can lead to a BSOD so yeah. i dont exactly know itunes well so i dont know what to click but i can tell you what the problem is.
#19
Quote by convictionless
yeah well you just clogged up your harddrive, i would erase all that music. itunes didnt pick up on your external and is now loading your external on to your computer. which can lead to a BSOD so yeah. i dont exactly know itunes well so i dont know what to click but i can tell you what the problem is.


Yeah, and I stupidly deleted my iTunes Music folder thinking I still had all that music on my external hard drive. Little did I know it got deleted off my external hard drive as it was transferred. That's great, I think I've just lost around 20gigs of music

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#20
Quote by estranged_g_n_r
Yeah, and I stupidly deleted my iTunes Music folder thinking I still had all that music on my external hard drive. Little did I know it got deleted off my external hard drive as it was transferred. That's great, I think I've just lost around 20gigs of music



FAIL.


Sorry dude...
#21
Quote by johnmalkin
FAIL.


Sorry dude...


Yep, it blows pretty hard.
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#22
i figured you didnt have an external hard drive when i read the title, i was gonna go and suggest you buy a terabyte, you can get them around $250. get a few of those and you can download the internet.