Step 6: Confirm the transfer
At this point, your iTunes library has migrated to its new location on your external hard drive. To check to see if iTunes is working correctly and pulling your media from the new location, open iTunes, select a song, and select Get Info from the File menu. A window will pop up describing all the attributes of your song file, including the location of the file.
Now remember, iTunes hasn't deleted your old files, it just copied them to a new location. As long as your external hard drive is connected and powered on, iTunes will remember to grab your library from the new location. If your drive isn't connected, iTunes will temporarily default to the original location until your drive is connected again.
This is also a good opportunity to check to make sure your playlists are all intact. Click on a few of your playlists and make sure they're still stocked with music and play correctly. If not, return to Step 2, set your library path to its original location, and restart iTunes.
August 18, 2011 4:11 PM PDT
| Caption by: Donald Bell
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