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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by chevyguy, Jun 9, 2012.

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    Is there anyway to save the iTunes sync and back up/app files to my external hard drive? Right now all the data is saving to my C: drive and it's filling it up on my laptop.

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    You could save to iCloud instead of your pc.

    Other than that I can only suggest copy/paste to the ext HDD. If you start changing where iTunes is to save stuff, it gets itself very confused, believe me. I tried to have all my music on an ext HDD, what a nightmare.
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    Bummer, the files are are big, like 11gig in one folder and like 12 in another it's eating up space on my C: like crazy.

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    I use a 1 TB network storage device that backs up my desktop daily. It's set to back up all data files including iTunes.

    They're fairly cheap and has saved me a lot of aggravation more than once.

    My current backup set (it stores multiple versions) is just under 400 GB.
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    How do I point iTunes to my external HD, so it will save it files there, instead of my C: drive?

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    I think there is a way to do it.

    In iTunes, click "Edit" then "preferences" then click on "Advanced" near the top there will be a box for the location of the iTunes Media folder location. Click on the "Change" button and browse to you external drive.

    I hope thesis what you're looking for.
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    Exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much!

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