?
Solved

Can iPOD save to locations be different for music and podcasts

Posted on 2007-08-06
5
Medium Priority
?
395 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I have a laptop/ipod user who uses iTunes and also downloads podcasts.  The user has about 30 G of music that we store on an external drive.  Thjey load what they want to their iPOD and bring the iPOD along when they travel.

The same user wants to download podcasts... but keep these on the laptop - so they are up to date.

In itunes we found the screen where you can set the download location for music (the external drive), but... is there somewhere we can set the location for downloaded podcasts to a different location  e.g. the laptop drive.
0
Comment
Question by:Tomster2
3 Comments
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
ID: 19646785
As far as I know ... simple answer is NO.
There is NO option in iTunes to store podcasts elsewhere.
The iTunes on the laptop can only use a single iTunes Music folder which has a Podcasts subfolder.

Surely iTunes won't work on the laptop anyway when it is disconnected from the network as the Music Folder is "unavailable" anyway
0
 

Author Comment

by:Tomster2
ID: 19648350
I found the answer to my own question.  Will ask for a refund of points.  

For reference, here is the answer.

A single library file cannot have its components (music, podcasts, etc) directed to different locations.

However, starting with version 7 of iTunes, there is support for multiple library files.   As a result you can create a "home" library file that points to one location, e.g. an external drive, and a "traveling" library file that points to a location on the laptop.

The way this is done is outlined in iTunes help.  Search on Multiple Libraries.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Vee_Mod earned 0 total points
ID: 19690591
Closed, 500 points refunded.
Vee_Mod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to take pictures with depth using iOS 10
Article by: Justin
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…
Suggested Courses

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question