Home / Resources: Move Your iTunes Folder Onto Your MiniDrive

Here’s what you’ll be working your way towards:

Your entire iTunes library stored on—and read from—your MiniDrive.

Here’s how:

  1. Pointing iTunes at your MiniDrive

  2. In iTunes go to iTunes > Preferences in the settings bar. In the popup you’re looking for the Advanced tab. Click through.
  3. Where it says ‘iTunes Media folder location’ click on the change button.
  4. Before moving on to the next step you might want to create a folder on your MiniDrive into which you’ll be placing copying your iTunes files. We somewhat imaginatively named ours iTunes.
  5. Select your MiniDrive in the finder window—or a folder on your MiniDrive— and press OK.
  6. Getting all your current files copied onto your MiniDrive

  7. In the settings bar go to File > Library > Organise Library. A popup window will appear.
  8. If you have a large library you may want to put the kettle on for the next bit.
  9. One of the options is a tick-box called Consolidate Library. Check this box and hit OK. This may take anywhere between a moment and many, many moments (depending on the size of your library and the write speed of your microSD card).
  10. Deleting your old files

  11. Please, please, please make sure everything is working and you’re happy before taking the next step. Until then you can undo all of this by following steps 1, 2 and 3 and pointing to the original files (/Users/Your-Name/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media).
  12. Delete your old iTunes Media folder (/Users/Your-Name/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media).