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    I am wanting to move all my music from my laptop to a portable HD, which will just be plugged in every time I want to listen to music. However, just copying it over didn't work as the file location changed. So I am wondering how exactly it is supposed to be done...
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    (Original post by SHABANA)
    I am wanting to move all my music from my laptop to a portable HD, which will just be plugged in every time I want to listen to music. However, just copying it over didn't work as the file location changed. So I am wondering how exactly it is supposed to be done...
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Get Windows Media Player to rescan your library?
    That didn't seem to work, it just randomly had very few files as the new location. Would it be better to delete the playlists, and then add files from the external hard disk?
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    (Original post by SHABANA)
    That didn't seem to work, it just randomly had very few files as the new location. Would it be better to delete the playlists, and then add files from the external hard disk?
    From what I gather from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions

    You'll need to move your files, ****can your existing library and then get it to scan for music - make sure you point it in the direction of your removable hard disk, otherwise it'll ignore it.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    From what I gather from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions

    You'll need to move your files, ****can your existing library and then get it to scan for music - make sure you point it in the direction of your removable hard disk, otherwise it'll ignore it.
    Okay, I am in a total mess with it!
    This is what I did (from the start) - I had my music in 2 places: The original "Music" folder on windows, and within that there were a few folders. I also had some under "Documents". What I did was cut both the main "Music" one and the other folder and put it on the external drive.
    Today, I copied the stuff back (still keeping the copies on the external drive), but on windows media player some files were from the C drive, and some from the external one.
    The main "Music" folder on my computer isn't the original one anymore, the icon is different. Also, when I go to start, the part which says "Music", which I could usually just click on doesn't do anything!
    It appears like the "original" Music folder is on my external drive, as it has the original icon. I'm too tired now so cba deleting everything off my comp and pasting it from the external drive will have a go tomorrow to see if it works.
    UPDATE: I cut the original folder from my external drive back to the comp and now it works like it did. Just going to leave things as they are and sort it after exams!
 
 
 
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