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GaryB
GaryB
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Yo - computer people

My PC is pretty full, but I don't want to buy a new one just yet.

Can iTunes 'sync' with an external hard-drive or stick? Or can iTunes only play songs on my PC's hard-drive?

Help :)

Jan 21, 2010, 18:50


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mirtchevman
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Re: Yo - computer people

GaryB wrote:
My PC is pretty full, but I don't want to buy a new one just yet.

Can iTunes 'sync' with an external hard-drive or stick? Or can iTunes only play songs on my PC's hard-drive?

Help :)


i store all my music files on an external hard drive and it doesn't pose any probs for me... yet!

btw, i'm not a computer person so that's as technical as i can get...

Jan 21, 2010, 19:01


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basil too
275 posts

Re: Yo - computer people

GaryB wrote:
My PC is pretty full, but I don't want to buy a new one just yet.

Can iTunes 'sync' with an external hard-drive or stick? Or can iTunes only play songs on my PC's hard-drive?

Help :)


That is my day job. "Computer Guy"

It is no problem to store files on an external drive and have them played and organized through iTunes. The thing iTunes can't do, is manage libraries in more than one location. The songs can be in as many locations as you like, but iTunes can only manage the ones that are in a single location (again, this can be an external hard drive). In other words, if you change the name of a song in iTunes, and that song is in your managed location, the file name will change. If you change an artist name (say from John Smith, to Smith, John) the folder that it was in will chance accordingly. If the item is not in your managed library this will not happen and can cause problems.

Just ask more questions if you have them and I'd be happy to help out.

Jan 21, 2010, 19:16


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GaryB
GaryB
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Thanks!

Jan 21, 2010, 19:25


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GaryB
GaryB
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So, I would need to put all my songs on my external HD, for iTunes to work properly?

Jan 21, 2010, 19:26


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Jasonspaceman
Jasonspaceman
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I hate PCs. I love my MAC.

Jan 21, 2010, 19:41


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basil too
275 posts

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GaryB wrote:
So, I would need to put all my songs on my external HD, for iTunes to work properly?


Ideally, yes. It will just work better.

Please make sure you keep a backup copy, so buy two of whatever you buy.

Jan 21, 2010, 19:45


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GaryB
GaryB
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basil too wrote:
GaryB wrote:
So, I would need to put all my songs on my external HD, for iTunes to work properly?


Ideally, yes. It will just work better.

Please make sure you keep a backup copy, so buy two of whatever you buy.



Any recommendations on HD to buy? Pricepoint?

Jan 21, 2010, 19:46


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basil too
275 posts

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How much music are you talking about?

Jan 21, 2010, 19:47


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GaryB
GaryB
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Jasonspaceman wrote:
I hate PCs. I love my MAC.


I never had a Mac. I'm thinking of getting one next time.

Jan 21, 2010, 19:47

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