Important Notice: The site is currently being upgraded to a new software system. This process could take a day or two to complete. During that time, we are going to leave the site up here, on its old software. WHAT GETS POSTED HERE DURING THIS TRANSITION WILL NOT BE COPIED OVER ONTO THE NEW SITE, WHEN THE UPGRADE IS COMPLETE. When we swap over, the content posted while this message is visible will be lost. We wanted to give you folks a place to hang out and talk while we worked though. We will let you know when we are finished. Please pardon the inconvenience, during this transition.

Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2005, 20:07   #1
Senior Member
proactive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 2,627

technophobe hard drive question

I just installed a second, 160g internal hard drive with the intent of transferring my wife's iTunes library to it.

Is there a way to essentially keep my program files ie iTunes or Windows Media Player on my C drive, while storing their data on the new F drive? Is it possible to configure these programs so they will automatically do this?

Thanks in advance.
proactive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2005, 20:26   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 234
You should be able to setup the 2nd drive as a slave to the primary either on as a primary slave or secondary master or slave, depending on other devices. Most drives have jumpers that you can configure for your desired configuration.
rwojcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 07:49   #3
CLM Number 178
HAVOC's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Location: Location:
Posts: 9,198
Send a message via MSN to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Not sure exactly how you use iTunes and WMP, but both are capable of reading files for their library from any drive your computer can access. You'll probably have to delete the existing libraries (try to remember not to delete the files, too) and re-index them in the new location. If you're using them to do rips, you'll have to remember to change the target directory or they'll put them back where they used to go. But that's a default you can change.
10mm... all the power you love from the 20mm, with half the recoil.

You can't reason someone out of something
that they didn't reason themselves into.
HAVOC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 08:01   #4
Senior Member
proactive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 2,627

Awesome! Thanks for the helpful replies.
proactive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 08:23   #5
Senior Member
chrismartin's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hampton, VA
Posts: 260
Launch iTunes, go to Preferences: Advanced: iTunes Music Folder Location

move it to your new drive.
You may have to re-import your music (meaning: After you drag and drop all your music over to the new drive, you may need to have iTunes scan for new music, you will not need to re-rip or re-buy music as long as you don't delete anything)

I usually:

Change the preference
quit iTunes
move the music to the new location
rename my old itunes music folder to something else (not delete, just rename the top folder)
launch iTunes
iTunes will still show my old library, but I won't be able to play anything
I will delete my itunes music from itunes (not from windows) (view all, select all, hit the delete key) making sure to choose the do not remove from my HD option.
I will then drag my new iTunes music folder into the iTunes library folder, it will re-scan and add in my entire library from the new drive.

Since this is your first time doing this, I'd back up everything just in case.
Glockers of the Old Dominion #101
chrismartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 10:07   #6
Senior Member
proactive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 2,627


Thank you! Getting Itunes to find the files was my biggest problem. Thanks for the step by step.;c
proactive is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 18:25.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 1,025
274 Members
751 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,867
May 19, 2015 at 1:03