Transfer iTunes to external hard drive
I transferred my iTunes library on an external hard drive (Seagate). I would like to transfer CDs to laptop so that I can do it again on one of my iPod tunes. There is no option for ' send to ' iTunes from the external hard drive. I tried several times and failed. I can listen to the music stored on the external hard drive but playing something other than iTunes. I installed Win 10 (big mistake, but too late now) so I guess it's to play through their music app. I also tried to send to the device Bluetooth drive external hard, but that no longer works.
I plan to replace my Samsung laptop with a Macbook Pro I hope in the not-too-distant future, but for now, I'd like to tell me if it is possible to transfer iTunes from external hard drive to my laptop existing back. He drives me crazy not less because you have probably guessed I am somewhat of a technophobe.
Thanks in advance.
An iTunes library is an index of media stored on your computer that has been added to the library. iTunes has to know where the files are located in order to transfer them to your device. If the albums in question do not appear in your library and then use the menu file > add folder to library to add them, and then either make them slide to the device if handled manually on the base, or adjust the synchronization settings as required, and synchronize.
See make a library of portable split to some general information about the layout of iTunes library. According to what you have copied where in the place where exactly, and what you see currently listed, you may want to shift-Start-iTunes and open the database stored on the external hard drive or maybe copy the whole folder iTunes from the outside to the inside, or you can create a library laptop from scratch on the outside, if there only your media.
To build capacity on my 13-inch MacBook Pro (SSD) I want to transfer my music and files from the iTunes library on an external HARD drive. By following the online instructions I copied the iTunes folder of high level of my MBP on the external HARD drive and have chosen the new library (.itl) on the first reopening of iTunes. Everything seems fine but to verify music file information, it seems that the music files are always read in the MBP files. How do I order the new library to the remote disk copy of music files so that I can remove them safely from MBP. Thank you
Move a library: quick response if you use preferences by default iTunes settings: copy the folder iTunes integer (and to ensure that all of its subfolders and files) intact at the other disk, hold down the option/Alt (shift on Windows) keys at the start of iTunes, and request select a library select iTunes Library.itl file in the copied folder. https://support.Apple.com/HT201596
I need to transfer all my favorites from Mozilla Firefox Version 39.0 to a Toshiba external hard drive. Please inform me on the steps. There is no "organize bookmarks" anywhere on the titles of browsers. So I'm a bit lost and I have a few days to accomplish this task.
Note that "Organize bookmarks" was unused for some time in the version of Firefox.
It is now under "bookmarks > show all bookmarks.
View that all bookmarks is found in the drop-down list of the 'Show your bookmarks' button that is placed next to the star in the Navigation toolbar.
Hi my old laptop (works on Windows Vista) think that all my music is located on the way on my c: drive by default, in fact, all my music is on my external hard drive. I know how to change the path via the preferences on my hard drive, but how to import my music without creating a massive amount of duplicates? Thanks in advance for any help.
See make a library of portable split. If your library is in the standard layout and that you moved the folder media manually, then move the main iTunes folder to the root of the drive, put the inside and shift-Start iTunes media folder. This must be equivalent to a simple move of a portable library.
Otherwise, see this post - Re: iPod doesn't sync not all -advice on the reissue of links the library to the media outsourced. Ideally, you would set things in a provision of mobile as part of the same process to make sure that the library on external drive is ready to connect to any computer replacement. You should also backup to a second drive.
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has had the same issue as me or can help. I have an external drive (Seagate 1 TB) that I use to transfer files to and from my Mac Air (2012 i5 4 GB). Since the recent upgrade to El Capitan, I was able to see and access the files on the external hard drive, but not be able to transfer files from my Mac to the external drive. I couldn't find any info on this so I was wondering if anyone can help. Thank you!
As a guess your Seagate is formatted in NTFS. You need to check the site of Seagate to a NTFS driver compatible to El Capitan.
I want to only transfer SOME of my photos in my photo library on an external hard drive to free up some memory on my computer.
I started to do drag and drop single photos in a folder on my hard drive (Seagate Back Up more). Although it seems to work, I noticed that each photo that I transfer the file size seems to decrease as I transfer. I want to assure you that I won't lose resolution or quality in my pictures that I transfer, but what gives? Not sure if there's a more efficient or better way to go about doing what I do. I tried searching online and everything tells me how to transfer entire library and I really don't want to do that.
Any suggestions? I'm nervous to start transfer photos if my picture quality is potentially declining.
You select the photos you want to move to SMT and use the file export ➙ ➙ export original unmodified photo XXXX menu option. This will give you full original sizes.
I use a mac in mid-2007, 10.7.5 mini system. I use iPhoto for my photo files only. I recently shot a family, the RAW files. When you try to transfer these RAW files and keep them in the form of RAW files on an external hard drive, the files themselves simply to the jpg. did someone knows how I can get these RAW files off my hard drive to an external hard drive, but keep them RAW and their original size? Thanks much for any guidance you may have. -bethsongs
TO export RAW files you select them in iPhoto and export (menu, file == > export) using the type is an original option - see export from iPhoto for more details on the options
as to get them off you primary drive - you can't, unless you remove them form iPhoto and empty iPhoto trash and trash system - iPHoto must always have access to the original to work
I have Windows XP and I want to transfer my photos on an external hard drive, but I can't remove write protection. I right click and uncheck the box, but it changes on its own. How can I transfer my photos?
Have you seen dialogue indicating files can't be copied?
If_Yes_what at - he say and how have you tried to copy
Maybe the info will help you...
OK... when the external hard drive is connected to your
PC... admittedly with a drive letter to start.
Once you know what that is... try to drive letter the following
and let us know what is the result.
Select (highlight) the file names of the photos you want to
copy on the external hard drive. Right-click on the selected group
(or the folder itself if you want that all the photos) and the
menu choose... Send to... and choose the drive letter of
the external drive.
Then uncheck "read-only" you left click... "." Apply / OK?
(it works in a lot also selected)
How to transfer music files in the music library of wmp to external hard drive in windows vista?
How to transfer music files in the music library of wmp to external hard drive in windows vista?
See your user manual.
Mine is a simple drag and drop or move to right click contextual menu.
How would I be able to transfer data from a XP hard drive (which is in an external case) on my new laptop with Windows Vista? Please let me know. Thank you very much.
original title: I have a XP hard drive in an external case, and I would like to transfer the data on Windows Vista.
There are several options:
External drive is already connected via USB? Your new computer sees the old disk when you open Explorer? Is the drive external HARD in the format identical to the new machine Vista (probably NtfS)? If this isn't the case, you must first convert the external hard drive to NTFS. http://technet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456984.aspx (although written for XP, it works with Vista as well).
If so, create a new folder on the new disc called 'From Old Computer'. Go to the old drive. Now * COPY * ("hold") the files to the new folder that you created. After getting everything copied on you can turn off the computer and unplugging the old drive to protect its content - where everything is not going according to plan.
Now you can take your time by placing the files copied, where you want that they finally reside on your new computer.
If you have problems with 'Access denied', follow these steps on the external drive of the new computer:
In Explorer, right-click on the drive in question and select Properties
On the Security tab, click Advanced
On the owner tab
Select you realize if it isn't already and
Check "Replace owner of subcontainers and objects".
Click OK twice (close all dialog boxes)
Defines you as the owner of every folder and file on the disk
In Explorer, right-click on the drive in question and select Properties
On the Security tab, add your account if it is not already there and set full access
Click on apply
Click on advanced
Check "Replace permission on the child all the objects with...» »
Click on apply
If you do not see a Security tab, then turn off Simple file sharing (you may need to do in reconnedcting the count to the old XP machine - I'm not sure that this can be done through the new computer). To do this, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881. The same may be true if the nets and records are password protected (although using a different procedure to remove the password to protenctio similar to what lets you add it iin the first place.)
If you have problems setting up the permissions or ownership on the disk external drive files and folders, some information here that might help:
To view your permissions, right-click on the file/folder, click Properties, and check the Security tab. Check the permissions you have by clicking on your user name (or group of users). Here are the types of permissions, you may have: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-are-permissions. You must be an administrator or owner to change the permissions (and sometimes, being an administrator or even an owner is not sufficient - there are ways to block access (even if a smart administrator knows these ways and can move them - but usually should not because they did not have access, usually for a very good reason).) Here's how to change the permissions of folder under Vista: http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-vista/set-file-folder-permissions-vista/. To add take and the issuance of right of permissions and ownership in the right click menu (which will make it faster to get once it is configured), see the following article: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/05/21/take-and-grant-full-control-permissions-and-ownership-in-windows-7-or-vista-right-click-menu/.
To resolve this problem with folders, appropriating the files or the drive (as an administrator) and give you all the rights. Right-click on the folder/drive, click Properties, click the Security tab and click on advanced and then click the owner tab. Click on edit, and then click the name of the person you want to give to the property (you may need to add if it is not there--or maybe yourself). If you want that it applies to subfolders and files in this folder/drive, then check the box to replace the owner of subcontainers and objects, and click OK. Back and now there is a new owner for files and folders/player who can change the required permissions. Here is more information on the ownership of a file or a folder: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html. To add take ownership in the menu of the right click (which will make it faster to get once it is configured), see the following article: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/.
If the external hard drive is not USB but IDE instead, here is an article on two methods that work for transfer: http://www.wikihow.com/Transfer-Data-Between-Two-Hard-Drives.
I realide what follows is not what you asked, but if it is still possible, it might be a better solution than moving the data to the external hard drive.
If the external hard drive has only the data and you want to transfer settings and data (and perhaps even of programs if they are compatible with Vista) from the old XP machine (if it is always present and contains information on the new computer (which is better because it also transfers your program and other parameters (and maybe your programs) as well as the data (or you can ignore the data if it is the same which is))) already on the external drive))), then use the transfer tool. Here's how: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Migrating-Vista-using-Windows-Easy-Transfer.html#. This is how I do the trasfer if I had to do it because it makes the implementation of the new computer much easier and faster.
Here is another article on how to transfer data and settings from an XP machine to a new Vista computer using an external hard drive (although it discusses other methods as well): http://www.digitaltrends.com/how-to/how-to-transfer-your-data-from-xp-to-vista/
Jere het another article on the use of Transsfer easy to pass data or parameters (and perhaps programs) from a XP computer to a Vista computer: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial138.html
I hope this helps. If you have questions or problems on the way, do not forget to post back and get help. It is best to do things right the first time. And even once, I highly recommend using Easy Transfer (although this is not how you setup at the moment) for the transfer to get the new computer up and running much faster and easier. The decision is yours.
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Thanks for your reply. Where the xmp file?
It depends on your preferences settings. By default, Bridge is set to store metadata in an XMP file. This is the file that has the same name as the original, but it only use the extension ".xmp" instead of Raw file extension.
Bridge stores this file in the same folder as the original. If you use Bridge to move the files to another location it selects automatically the xmp files to travel with her.
If you use the view menu / show hidden files, you will see what Curt meant by XMP are hidden files, all have a document icon.
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Try running chkdsk on the external hard drive to check if there are errors.
1. Click Start, type cmd in the start search box, right-click cmd.exe in the list programs and then click Run as administrator.
2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click on continue.
3. at a command prompt, type the following command and press ENTER:
CHKDSK X: /R
Note in this command, x is a placeholder that represents the drive letter of the volume you want to check.
4. press y when you are prompted to check the drive the next time the system restarts.
5. close all applications and restart the computer. Note When you restart, Windows checks the drive for errors, and then Windows starts.
6. after that restart the computer check if you are able to move files on your hard drive.
Check a drive for errors
Important: when running chkdsk on the drive hard if bad sectors are found on the disk hard when chkdsk attempts to repair this area if all available on which data may be lost
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