Consolidating itunes library to external hard drive
Finally, he had me delete i Tunes, download it fresh and then all the library files were forced into the local drive.
Psych, did you perhaps drag or copy your library initially, before realizing there was a "proper," way to move the library?
to move my i Tunes folder to an external hard drive so that I can free up space on my internal hard drive.
I have also told i Tunes in Preferences to look for the i Tunes Media Folder location on my external hard drive: Volumes/Mac Book Air Backup Drive/i Tunes/i Tunes Mediai Tunes now works when my external drive is connected to my laptop (and doesn't work if my external drive is *not* connected); all that is fine.
Those apps don't know to look on the external, but will look in the user file, where their taught to find i Tunes.
Having all the library files in the local, creates liek a "mirror," that tricks these apps into thinking they're accessing the media files, and functioning as if it was located llocally and not on external.
And hte big issue was teh library fiiles kept going to the external.