Hi, I’m planning on moving my engine library/ database from a mac to an external hd because I’m moving to a newer machine and selling my current one.
It’s only been recently I’ve switched to denon and whilst I was building my playlists up the way I did it was by creating multiple music genre folders on my desktop then I would play each individual file from each folder on iTunes and drag each individual track from iTunes library into the crate/playlists on the engine software.
Now when I delete or move the original folders on the desktop the engine database will no longer have the tracks associated with their particular desktop music folder and it will be just marked red with no source file.
I presumed that playing the files from the desktop folder on to iTunes then dragging the file from iTunes to engine that this would mean the file would be stored in the iTunes library folder. In other words I thought that the prime software would then be reading these files from the iTunes library system folder but if that was true then why when I delete or move the original desktop folders (not iTunes) that the songs no longer appear on the engine software?
Is their anyway I can move these desktop folders to a different location such as a external hard drive without it removing songs from my prime library?
If not and If I have to rebuild my engine libary again then have you any tips to make the database more secure? Some people have said to make it on an external drive and that way your engine libary can easily be moved between mac, pc for example?
Unfortunately their is no way to manually locate files in prime which let’s be honest is in my opinion an absaloute basic but essential function. I do still want to stick with denon I just want to make my engine databases more secure and flexible for the futer etc.
Any help would be appreciated