To avoid such thing coming up, you can click the "Same Album" at the top of the list.

But if you are using an operating system like Windows, you need manually set the i Tunes library to make i Tunes consolidate files.

The operating details about how to consolidate i Tunes libraries will slightly vary based on your operating system or version of i Tunes.

If the problem is only moving everything inside the i Tunes folder to the external drive, a simple cut and paste would solve it. Nobody wants to re-fill hundreds (or thousands) of song information, re-assign all the ratings, re-paste all lyrics and re-hunt for the cover art.

The only thing that should be different after the move is the location.

Another possible path to take is to create another i Tunes library for your local multimedia files.

i Tunes is a media management application for Mac and Windows.

But the difference of instruction given below is slight.

Before you follow the ways below to consolidate your i Tunes files, you had better back up your i Pad, or i Phone/i Pod data without i Tunes for a case of data loss in consolidating files.

The steps below will display how to make i Tunes consolidate files easily.

Select the "Advanced" pane on the Preference menu On the "Advanced" pane, you can click on the "Keep i Tunes Music Folder Organized" and "Copy Files to i Tunes Media folder when adding to library" option.

After consolidating i Tunes files, you will be easy to transfer i Tunes library file to external drive.