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Oberst Radl Inactive Member23 Mar 2012 2:12 p.m. PST

I'm tryng to put my music files on an external drive. The setup is a computer capable of running Itunes. It has only 1 USB port, however, so I bought a hub, connected it to the port, and then connected a Seaget GoFlex 500Gb external drive and my Ipod Classic to the hub. Then I tookd the following steps:

1) Created an "Itunes" folder the Seagate, and an "Itunes Media" folder inside the "Itunes" folder.

2) In iTunes Edit->Prefs->Advanced, I set the "iTunes Media folder location" to the "iTunes Media" folder on the Seagate. I set the "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Media folder…" preferences to "on."

3) I selected iTunes File->Library->Organize library->Consolidate files. This copied the music files from the ITunes C folder to the Seagate. Copy was successful, and I can listen to the music on the Seagate through Itunes as though nothing had happened.

4) I connected my Ipod to the hub and tried to sync playlists. When Itunes told me the Ipod was synced to another library, I selected change to present library.

When I synced, things went haywire. I had a message saying two songs could not be found. Then another message said there were 120 files with unknown error 124. A third message said could not sync to Owners IPO because an unknown error occurred. Meanwhile the Ipod is dinging on and off like church bells.

So I tried syncing the entire music library. A message said that 100 files could not be found, but they're right there in the master music list. No other error message. I ejected the Ipod and it now says "No Music."

Can you help me understand this problem?

Eclectic Wave Inactive Member23 Mar 2012 2:45 p.m. PST

I have personally never heard of anyone being able to do that. I have seen people backup their ITune Media folder to a external drive ( I do that my self), but I have never seen anyone set one up as their primary location. I suspect, ITunes might be programed to freak out this way. Other wise you could "share" your libraray with any computer, by putting Itunes on it and pointing it to your external drive. Something Apple believes is un-ethical (You could be using to load others Ipods with music that is not "theirs').

CPT Jake Inactive Member23 Mar 2012 3:50 p.m. PST

Sounds like you need CPT Jake's Ipod Adjustment Tool:


Works on MacBooks too.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2012 4:19 p.m. PST

Man arrested after 8-year-old tracks stolen iPad
FRANKLIN A tech-savvy 8-year-old helped solve a theft in Coffee County and a string of burglaries in Franklin and led police right to the suspect's door.

John Docherty, 46, of Dover, Del., allegedly broke into a Coffee County home and stole the boy's iPad. The boy tracked his iPad to the Ambassador Inn Motel in Manchester where Coffee County deputies arrested Docherty in a hotel room with dozens of stolen items.

Deputies found stolen property from several Franklin burglaries, including one at Carrington Hills Apartment Complex.

Docherty is believed to have been in the Middle Tennessee area for some time, working as a self-employed driveway sealer. As of this afternoon, he remains jailed in Coffee County on a $600,000 USD bond.

Parzival23 Mar 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

"John Docherty of Dover, De…. self-employed driveway sealer."

Uh oh. I think the boy just nabbed one of Patrick's Travelers. Hope this guy is of the small time variety.

Volstagg Vanir23 Mar 2012 8:14 p.m. PST

I've had something similair to this happen…

Try This:

Under ITunes 'File' menu, select 'add to library'
Seagate>itunes> {music folders}

select the folders that are 'missing',
(either individually or 'option' to select them all;
youl'l need a list to get 'em all)
and iTunes will reintegrate them.

You can also do this in one go:
just delete the entire playlist from iTunes
(do _not_ delete the music files from your seagate:
you may want to disconnect the drive entirely, in fac!~!)

and then follow the 'add to library' path.

resynch iPod as normal.

Hope that helps!

Volstagg Vanir24 Mar 2012 12:06 a.m. PST

It won't hurt to re-initialize your Ipod again, too,
before synching.

pphalen Inactive Member25 Mar 2012 6:44 p.m. PST

Bypass iTunes or else you are screwed.

Oberst Radl Inactive Member27 Mar 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

Thanks, Captain Jake! Worked like a charm.

(Actually, turns out I had a bad HD. Ipod was replaced today so we'll see how it goes).

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