ITunes For Mac :: Moving Individual Playlists / Albums To Another Location?

Aug 27, 2014

What is the best way to move individual itunes playlists/albums to another location? I know how to move the whole itunes folder, but I would like to move select folders in itunes to an external hard drive (i already have one with an itunes folder which i've used previously) but keep some on my computer.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 3, 2012

After years of downloading single songs from iTunes, today I downloading an entire album.  I thought that a Playlist would be created for this album, but itwasn't.  So I manually created a playlist with the album name and then added all the songs.  Is this the correct way?  Or did I do something wrong?  Is there a way to download an entire album into a playlist of the same name?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 10, 2010

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Aug 6, 2010

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Oct 9, 2010

on my iMac I have a full set of iTunes playlists and songs. I bought a new MacBook Pro today and transferred my entire Music ---> iTunes folder to the Music folder on the new Macbook Pro. My question is, how can I have it so that I have all my playlists from the old computer (I don't want to have to sort through all my songs). Is there a preference file I have to import or is the iTunes folder enough? How should I import it?

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Jun 2, 2009

I have an external drive that has all of my music stored on it. I already have been using iTunes with the external drive and have all my artwork and play lists setup. I want to move the music files to my internal drive on my 24" iMac. What do I need to do in order to move the files and not lose my artwork and playlists?

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Dec 16, 2010

This morning I tried to play one of my albums and it told me it wasn't able to locate the files (on my external disk) so I located them manually and for some reason it has created a new iTunes folder in the root of my HDD (even though the iTunes prefs still pointed at the external disk) and moved the files in to that.

I deleted the album from the library and then imported the files from the new folder. It imported them fine and copied them to the exiting iTunes folder in the ext HDD but then immediately copied them back to the wrong iTunes folder. Then it told me it couldn't find them again!

I've now discovered 4 other albums that it's doing the same thing with and no matter what I do I can't get them to import, stay on the ext HDD and remain connected.

I've re-installed iTunes and restored my library file from before I upgraded to 10.1.1(4) but it's still doing the same thing.

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Apr 27, 2012

I've followed several tutorials on how to get this done, as it seems so simple but it's not working on my end. I've moved the iTunes folder from the /music/ to an external hard drive. I'm opening iTunes, going to Preferences, Advanced, and replacing the iTunes Media folder location to the correct one /Volumes/Volume E/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media  

I'm checking Keep iTunes Media folder organized & Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library, clicking on the "OK" button, and nothing happens. 

Funny enough, Spotify finds it in seconds and I can play my music from that player instead.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 11, 2010

I finally bit the bullet on a new i7 15" MBP today to replace my dying 3.5 year old MB. I want to transfer my music and pictures from MB and also preserve my playlists and photo albums. I currently have a TimeCapsule as well. My current MB is "faulty" so I don't really want to copy over the drive per se, just the music / pictures. What's the easiest that I can do this? Sorry, I've never done this before and in the past I've just used an external HD and copied over the music/pic files but I lost the playlist/albums. It's over 3 years of work to redo, so to speak, and I want to see if there was an easier way to do this.

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Sep 6, 2014

I moved my iTunes media folder to an external hard drive to free up space on my iMac's hard drive.  The new one is located on a hard drive attached to my Airport Express.  Since then, I keep getting messages stating that certain items weren't copied to my iPhone because the originals couldn't be found.  When I check, the iTunes media folder has reverted to the location on my iMac's main hard drive. 

How can I prevent this?  At best this is annoying, but it also is using up hard drive space unnecessarily.  Is this behavior avoidable, or is it something that goes with the territory when you move your media folder to an external hard drive?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Moving Default Pictures Folder To Another Location?

May 4, 2012

I have just installed a new 128 SSD into my MacBook Pro instead of SuperDrive and kept also the old HDD inside. I made a clean install of Lion on the SSD which created a new Pictures folder on the SSD, but I want to have it linked to the old HDD. Is there any way how to change destination of these default folders? (I have tried to create symbolic link and put it instead of the Pictures folder, but Lion does not let me delete the Pictures folder...) 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MacBook Pro 2010

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Dec 29, 2010

I have a 46 gig itunes music folder that I had moved from my PC to a NAS several months ago. I set up itunes to have the music folder on the Macbook that I use day-to-day point to the songs on the NA. The songs link to the respective folder on /Volume/Music/Artist/Album/song The NAS has been having issues staying connected so I just moved all new songs (I had kept at least 44 gigs on the PC as a backup when I did this 6 months ago) from the NAS to the PC. I finally figured out a way to reliably connect to the PC (running Win7) from the Macbook via SMB. The songs are now located on Volume/iTunes Music/Artist/Album/Song My question is - how do I instruct itunes that the songs are now located on the PC rather than the NAS? Should I just 'delete' all files in iTunes and then add the PC's folder? Is there a better way??

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OS X Mavericks :: Dropbox Won't Start After Moving Location Of User Folder

Jun 4, 2014

I have a mid 2011 iMac running latest version of Mavericks. I recently purchased an external thunderbolt SSD and cloned my boot HD to it, excluding the user folders as these are too big for the SSD and will remain on the internal HDD, and made it the start disk. Then, once booted with the SSD, I went into users settings and mapped my user to the user folder location on the internal HDD. I then rebooted. 

After the reboot everything is working just fine with the exception of Dropbox which first asks for my Mac user account password and then returns the following error and closes the app: Couldn't start DropboxThis is usually because of permissions error. Errors can also be caused by your home folder being stored on a network share.

I see involve going into the preferences in the Dropbox application and clicking the button to repair permissions, but I can't get to that because the application just quits. If I reboot using the internal HDD again I can get the application to load just fine. 

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Jun 30, 2012

Equipment: Mac Mini (Early 2009), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Lion. I started noticing my Mac Mini was having trouble reconnecting my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, slow processing (spinning pinwheel of death), and programs freezing. I did a recovery within Lion from the recovery drive and it seemed to work for a week or so. It started acting up again. So, I decided to erase the HD and reinstall Lion. I basically use the Mac Mini as a server for all my iTunes content.  

My iTunes default save location is to my Drobo storage unit. Now that I have reinstalled Lion, I am looking for the easiest, most convenient, and safest way to change the default save location in iTunes and then importing the media. It would be nice if it was possible to just simply change the default save location to the folder I previously had all my media saved in and it would just magically appear in iTunes. Everything was organized perfectly, which took hours of time and attention to details.  

Mac Mini, 2 13 Inch Macbooks, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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Apr 27, 2010

Is there a way to back up individual movies/tv series in iTunes? I've ripped a lot of my dvds to itunes to watch on my iphone. My macbook HD is really starting to get full. Can I just do a TM backup, and then just delete whole tv series? And then, can I individually restore them from the TM backup? If so, how? Does this make sense?

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Jun 21, 2010

I want to remove all my music from itunes and save each song as individual files on an external hardrive (not as the itunes library file) is this possible or do i need to re record all my CDs individually?

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Sep 1, 2014

I have iTunes 11 and I've checked the box to allow me to sync only checked tracks under options. However, when I click on an album, no check boxes appear.

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Jul 1, 2014

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Sep 29, 2010

I noticed this about a year ago. So, there are some songs that I cannot play in iTunes, on either my laptop or home computer. However, I can play them on my iPhone 3GS and my 3rd Generation iPod after being sync'd. A friend thought that it was perhaps these songs/albums were not "official" Apple iTunes downloads or not direct downloads from CDs. This is not correct, random songs from random mp3 sources including iTunes (Apple iTunes Store), and even complete albums (from CDs) are affected. Why is this? how can I correct this?

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Sep 29, 2009

My iTunes 9 is making my songs not organize correctly by album. Most of the songs are grouped together in my library that are of the same album, but one album has separated songs. They are the exact same album and spelled correctly. I just bought them off iTunes and was looking for them in my library and couldn't find them when I looked at the rest of the album. I look farther down the list, and way farther down they appear. Album name is correct, but I guess iTunes just decided to not place them with the rest of the songs in the album in alphabetical order it should. My iPod touch lists the same albums multiple times when I search for albums. The album "classical" shows up almost 10 times in the list for some reason. The song list doesn't differ b/w them, and some songs are missing. All other albums are fine. What is going on here? Did my classical songs all of a sudden decide to become unique in a bad way?

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Apr 11, 2012

I've just found out that I can not properly put my music on both iPhone 4S and iPad (iOS 5.1).

try do the following and place the result here whether you see same behavior.


1. Enable Manual sync on you iOS device;

2. Drag and Drop any album from your library to iPhone -> songs start to transfer;

3. Now, while songs are transfering get another album and drop it to your iPhone;

4. ISSUE IS THAT: you should notice that the transfer of the first album is interrupted and the latest album is transferring ONLY;

So, at the end you have just several songs from first album and all songs from the second one. So, basically each new album you drag and drop interrupts previous transfer.

Info:iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1

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Apr 23, 2012

I would like to purchase music from the French i-tunes store.  The music is not available in the US store.  I was told I have to be a resident of France, with a French Credit Card and adderss.  Seems rediculous in a world market to not allow electronic download purchases across the pond.  At the very least the French artists should be listed on the us site too.  I suspect the "cloud" has plenty of room.

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I ripped the "Top 10" Billboard albums from each of the last 30 years.  Some of them are great while some are crap, but I am a completist so I do not want to delete them. how I can essentially hide all of these albums (or a subset of these albums) from basically all views in iTunes or alternatively to move all of them under one tag, such as "Billboard Top 10 - 2001"?  I thought about using the compilation tag, but do not know if that's the best way to go. 

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I pre order two new albums that came out today thinking they would just automatically download on the day of there release. But that didn't happen. So I figured, "heck, I'll just go in and download them buy clicking the "complete my album" and paying the 10.99 it wants me to pay." Well that didn't work. Furthermore, it won't let me "complete my album" on one of the albums all together.  It won't let me download either of the albums at all...

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