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Moving itunes to external drive. Drive letter problem

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by sswats, 15 Mar 2010.

  1. sswats

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,199

    I need to move the itunes folder to an external drive.
    I know how to move it and set it in ituns, but The thing I'm worried about is the drive letter changing next time i plug it in.

    Any ideas how to resolve that?
  2. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    If you right-click Computer and then click Manage. Then click Disk Management you can assign a drive letter to your external drive.

    Choose a letter high up the alphabet, and that drive *should* get the same drive letter each time.

    I have just tested the theory with a few different USB drives. I assigned one as T: and unplugged it and plugged it back in. Was assigned T: again. I also tried it in a new USB port, again, assigned T:. Even with different combinations of drives plugged in, and changing the order I plugged them in, the same drive was always assigned T:. This was on Windows 7. This behaviour may not be the same on XP or Vista.

    I am not saying it is fool proof, but my quick experiment showed promise :)
  3. rhysduck


    Joined: 25 Oct 2009

    Posts: 6,527

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    As Sirius said. This will help stop Windows assigning any other drive letter to the external drive and cocking up your paths.
    Also, follow this guide: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1364 :)