Moving from network drive to externally connected drive

Mike shared this question 8 years ago

I have used TuneSpan to span all of my movie files to a usb 3.0 drive that is connected to my network router. For the most part this has been working well. However, due to network performance and issues with waking the drive I have decided to connect the drive directly to the Mac.


If I just plug the drive back into my Mac is there a way to make iTunes and/or TuneSpan aware of the change?

Or do I have to span everything back to the Mac. Then connect the drive directly to the Mac and now span to the usb drive?

Thanks, Mike

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Thanks for getting in touch. You shouldn't have much of an issue switching the drive from the router to the computer directly.

You definitely will never need to restore the file to the Mac and then span them back to the external when you move the drive.

But, if iTunes and/or TuneSpan is having trouble locating the files, you simply need to re-span them on the drive. So, select the files to span that are already on the drive, select the span location that the files already exist in and click Span. That will allow TuneSpan to find the files and update the locations in iTunes. It should be a very quick process since no files will need to be copied or moved.

Please let me know how it goes and if you run into any issues or have any further questions.


Thanks very much for the reply!

I just connected my network drive directly to my Mac and fired up TuneSpan.

TuneSpan instantly recognized all the median that I had previously moved to that drive when it was on the network. TuneSpan also seemed to automatically update iTunes.

It all worked perfectly, this is such a nice piece of software!

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