View Full Version : Itunes Importing And Backups

16th September 2005, 03:09 PM
Hey all.

This may be a stupid question but I can't figure it out. If I put my music collection on an external hard-drive, and then want to play it, how do i play it without importing it into my library? I've got over 20gb of music and its cramming up my harddrive. So i would prefer to run it off my external drive. When i'm out and about i normally have my ipod on me so i don't need it all there (and i can sync my ipod with my pc)

Also, i'm having trouble booting off my external drive. I created a full backup using retrospect and selected my maxtor onetouch as the boot drive but (as far as i can determine) it failed to load and reverted to loading from my internal drive. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there another way of testing backups? Thanks all

16th September 2005, 03:14 PM
in itunes preference there is option under Advanced tab, untick *Copy files to iTunes Music Folder when adding to library*.