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Does anyone know of a way to put your movies/tv shows from iTunes onto an external hard drive without it keeping a copy on on the internal ssd? SSD space is so expensive and precious, especially when its like 1400 mb/s read/write speeds lol
 

Jacob Frye

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Try this.

To easily move some of your library...



  1. iTunes prefs - Advanced.
  2. Make a note of the current iTunes media folder location (default is /Music/iTunes/iTunes media/).
  3. Tick Keep iTunes media folder organized.
  4. Tick Copy files to iTunes folder when adding to library.
  5. Set the iTunes media folder location to the external drive where you want the files to be.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Select the files in iTunes you want on the external.
  8. Right click - Consolidated selected items.


This will copy everything selected to the location set above.

Now you can delete the TV shows from /Music/iTunes/iTunes media/TV Shows/.

All metadata will be retained.



After you are finished, go to iTunes prefs Advanced and reset the iTunes media folder location to the location you noted in step 2
https://discussions.apple.com/message/17332550#17332550
 
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