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Old 04-02-2007, 06:24 PM   #16
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ok, so I did this.
I have all my files from iTunes on drive E and I see all of them on folders.
The instructions from that page on itunes dot com, say to drag the iTunes icon from my desktop to the trash bin and to empty it.
So my next question is; if I do this, how do I get to my iTunes library after that icon is gone?
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:36 PM   #17
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I almost bought a Western Digital drive myself! It is sleek and nice looking. But I ended up getting SimpleTech's external drive instead. It's working fine so far but the instructions were not user friendly at all.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:42 PM   #18
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tell me about it.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:48 PM   #19
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I'm sorry.

Answer to your question... I guess if you've transfered all of itunes into your external, I think you can simply click on it (F drive or whatever), look for itunes and create a shortcut for your desktop. Is that what you're asking?

Btw, does your drive do this too: Every time I turn my drive on (I don't keep it on forever), it opens up this window that looks for all the files that have been now added on to the computer and then it prompts a window that says "what would you like to open this new hardware with". I just cancel it since it's only an external drive that should be part of my comp anyway and not some new fancy device. How can I get rid of the new hardware prompt???
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:51 PM   #20
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Well, I have mine in "e" drive.

I just don't want to drag the current icon from iTunes to the trash bin, until I am 100% sure that I won't be able to retrieve it later

I just bought my HD, so I haven't experienced that....yet.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:55 PM   #21
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The current icon on your desktop links to the old location (on C drive usually). You have to delete it (or drag to recycle bin in other words) and create a new shortcut icon for your E drive itunes!
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:57 PM   #22
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.....and that will give me that iTunes "library"......instead of the folders?
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:02 PM   #23
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Well, yeah... the folders with the actual music is just the back end, which is physically in your hard drive. Your library is created by the front end which is the itunes software itself which also should be installed in your new drive if you did it right. So now all you gotta do now is to find that executable file (with itunes logo) in your E drive, right click on it, create shortcut and drag it to your desktop. You can check by right clicking on that new icon and checking the Properties, whether it links to the new drive or not. If you want to be absolutely safe, then don't delete the old files in C drive just yet. Create shortcut for the new location and play it from the new location as a test.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:40 PM   #24
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I would think that you just delete the iTunes Music Folder, not the program itself...then, in iTunes, you can choose for the program to play the music from your external by directing it to the Music Folder you made on your external.
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I would think that you just delete the iTunes Music Folder, not the program itself...then, in iTunes, you can choose for the program to play the music from your external by directing it to the Music Folder you made on your external.
That's the way I've done it in the past.
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Just picked up a 500 gig Western Digital My Book at Best Buy for $139. Been wanting one ever since I saw this thread. I love it.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:45 PM   #27
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Can you believe that we can actually get that much, for so little?
Amazing.
Btw, I love mine.
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