The catalog file is the iTunes Library. Nov 17, AM. I have spent ages searching for this, and I'm sorry if this question ahs been answered, but I can't find the answer - just confusing snippets. I have a NAS and have all my music on it.
However, I can't see how to tell my local copy of itunes to use the server as the source for my music files - and I mean specifically my music, not my locally stored Apps or podcsts etc. What I'm trying to achieve is all my music in one shared location, and not having to have a synced local copy of the actual files on my local machine too. I believe this can be accompled by opening iTunes, going into preferences and "advanced. Click okay Wait while all the data is "imported" and indexed to your iTunes Library file. This should not create separate copies because you stated in the first step where your library should be.
After this is done you should can manually copy your local iTunes files to the NAS folder and then close your iTunes.
If you rebuild your machine or use a new one you can repeat this step to point to the NAS iTunes Library without the lengthy "import". Also, by doing this I believe iTunes will use that location for all of your iTunes media, apps, music, TV, Movies, books, etc. I always check "allow iTunes to organize my library" to keep all files in a tidy directory structure. Nov 17, PM.buttiocounceduplist.tk
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Nov 17, PM in response to harv55 In response to harv This might seem mad - but I sync my music at home with my ipod - but I sync my Apps and podcasts, from the same lap top, when I'm at work - so I want to keep only my music files on the NAS, and everything else on the laptop. Does any one know if it is possible to separate the location of the music files from the other media files? This should do it Please post back the results as I haven't done this for iTunes specifically.
Basically the link makes your application, in this case iTunes, think it's just a regular old local directory Thanks - I don't actually have a mac - just an HP lap top. However, I think your solution will work the same. Select and copy the iTunes folder.
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Still in File Explorer or Windows Explorer, click on the entry for HomeGroup, then the entry for your username, and the entry for the target computer. You should see all the shared folders of the target computer, including the Music folder. After the copy finishes, open iTunes on your target computer. If you haven't yet authorized this computer for iTunes, click on the Account menu, move to Authorizations, and then click on "Authorize This Computer.
At the window to authorize the computer, sign in with your Apple ID and password and then click the Authorize button.
Now, move to the different categories, such as Music, Movies, and TV Shows, and make sure you can access and play the content. If all is well, go back to your source computer. Make sure you deauthorize iTunes so it's not chewing up a license.
You can then delete your iTunes content and uninstall iTunes at the source. Surviving a long and varied career in publishing, advertising, and IT, Lance Whitney now wears a few different technology hats. By day, he's a journalist, software trainer, and sometime Web developer. By night, he's asleep.
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Open iTunes. Click on the Edit menu and then select Preferences. At the Preferences window, click on the Advanced icon.
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Click on the Change button for your iTunes Media folder location and navigate to and select the iTunes Media folder on your network share. Then check the two options for "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library. A message will say it's updating your iTunes library.
It happens on both Macs which use the NAS. You should be able to restore the iPod with iTunes, then sync your current library. Hey Kirk. Thank you as well. I am not able to import the playlist because it starts and then I get an error message, cannot locate the songs. I saved two library files so i have a 20, kb file in two locations.
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I solved it following this great guide. I even ran a test and converted an album which would present this problem on my iPod. I made an AAC version of it, sync it and guess what… it plays just fine. On my iPod. Do you think there might be a reasonable explanation as to why this problem persists on my iPod, even though it seems to be solved in iTunes on my Mac? There are some weird things that can happen in MP3 files that can cause that to happen. Is there a means by which this can be fixed. I have just my macbook pro and no backup. Got an iTunes Library Damaged.
Could not find a recent iTunes Music Library. Until I looked inside an Recycle folder on the same level as the iTunes folder. Hi there, I backed up my music folder onto an external hard drive using an imac. I deleted everything out of the music folder after that. Forgetting that it was needed for my itunes. Opened my itunes and it asked for the music files. I copied the files back to my imac and selected the xml file.
It gave me playlists only up till All the rest, made over 3yrs of DJing are gone. Please, any help would be immensely appreciated. I noticed that my iTunes Music Library. Why is that? As I point out, since iTunes Unless you have Time Machine backups of the. Hi Kirk, I had some problems with my internal HD, 8 months ago, prepared an external disk 4TB, Thunderbolt which is my boot drive now, with everything on it. My version of iTunes is Any clues? Thanks in advance. All I want to do is have iTunes recognize all the music on my external hd.
There are no playlists or anything. Drop the folder containing the music files on the iTunes window. Make sure you set the iTunes media folder location to the external drive that contains your music. HI there!
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Last year my entire hard drive crashed. I was able to re add the podcasts, but at the cost of losing ALL info i. I run on Windows 10, btw. I have a question, maybe you can help. I have migrated from Old laptop win to new macbook. The source audio files have moved over to the new computer via dropbox but are now of course in a different location as the mac path is different than the win path.
When using the libraryITL file I cannot recreate my library as no files are found different location I guess. Using your method I get the playlists back but all are empty, no tracks inside. None of my tracks are found. I tried it and it worked. I first created a new library with only one song in it from the new Dropbox location on the Mac to get the path how it appears in the xml file on the Mac. I then rebuild the library on the Mac with that edited xml file.
Thank you! Are you sure you want to replace it with the one you are moving? I am getting ready to move my itunes library to a NAS. I read that performance with itunes on the NAS will be faster if those files stay on my laptop.