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2nd February 2008, 02:35 PM
Hi again guys,

Ok now i have searched on the net to find out what i can but i still cant seem to get iTunes to search though my external HDD to pick out songs when searching for them in itunes.

I have shared the External HDD but iTunes just isnt picking it up.

Any advice?

2nd February 2008, 03:13 PM
You have to add them to your iTunes DB to get them to show up in iTunes. Have you done that? What's your full setup?

2nd February 2008, 03:38 PM
thats what im trying to avoid... copying the files from my hdd into the itunes library. i dont have space for duplicates..

is there a way itunes can pik up up the hdd?

2nd February 2008, 03:41 PM
In your iTunes preferences, you can tell iTunes not to copy/organise music into the iTunes music folder.

Turn this off and any music you import will stay in its original location.

2nd February 2008, 03:51 PM
so if i have those options unticked and i "Add to library" folder, it wont get copied to my mac?

4th February 2008, 10:12 AM
That is correct.

With those options, the track gets added to the iTunes database, but with a reference back to the original file on the external disk.