Extending your library


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Extending your library

If like many people you use iTunes as your primary media management system to organize and play your audio and video files, you'll most likely reach a point where your content has started to fill up your hard drive to the point where you're getting dangerously close to running out of space. Now as we've seen, you do have the option of going into iTunes > Preferences or in Windows Edit > Preferences, and under the Advanced section unchecking Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library. And this lets you keep your media files on say an external hard drive while still letting iTunes manage them, so you can see them listed in your library, meaning your music files will stay on this external drive, but still be playable through iTunes.

But that doesn't solve the problem of files being added to your main iTunes folder when you rip songs off a CD or download content from the iTunes Store. That stuff will continue to fill up your main iTunes folder. As we'...

Extending your library
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Extending your library provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the iTunes 10 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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iTunes
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