Working with iTunes, Tune Span, and Metadata
I purchased Tune Span to free up the space on my MacBook Pro hard drive that was much needed after loading a ton of music files to my iTunes library from a friends collection. After a close examination of these music files, I realized that the metadata for the majority of these music files were incomplete or wrong and needed to be cleaned up. I started the process of correcting this data but knew it was going to take a long time. I needed to free up my hard drive as it was slowing down the over all speed of my MBP and the unrelated work I do on it. I spanned all of my iTunes library to a 'My Passport Studio' external hard drive via Tune Span and the process worked extremely well. The problem now is that I still have a lot of work to do with the metadata on most of those files that I have spanned. I assume that now I must restore a portion of these files back to the original location (iTunes) so I can work on them (correct the metadata). My question is, when I bring back a workable chunk of files to work with - 1) Are those files no longer on my external drive? 2) Will doing this interfere in any way with how Tune Span was designed to work? 3) Is there a better way to do this? 4) Can I work with this data in the Tune Span App. and not in iTunes?
I hope my questions are clear and I can get some clear feedback to them. I love this app. and didn't realize how much of a big deal all of this was going to be until I was faced with the task. Thank you all in advance for any help you can give me on this matter.