Mornin'. When I moved it all to the external, yes, the application was also moved to it, and in the applications folder, but also an icon in the dock, an alias I suppose, but still, it all played and worked from there. The last step in the Move string is to can it all off the internal, so I did that when I was sure I had it all.
Enter this Mini I'm on, and it wouldn't play from the ext. library; I can only fetch a song at a time. But yes, I can open that library, the "iTUNES LIBRARY" one, and get a column of folders by artist name, and then yet another down to albums>tracks, etc. I can double click that or right click that for a track, and it does indeed COPY to the external. But the library built up here is only about 300 tracks deep, so no, I don't really think it's been running off that; it only plays that limited list.
It is possible that there is a conflict with an app in both places? Esp. since they are not the same version. One reply on this thread had indeed been to "be sure both versions match." Would it be wise to put a copy of the new and improved 10 in the app file on the ext? There is little sense in keeping the 8.6 version, as it doesn't play anyway. As I said, I launch everything from there, and all is seamless but for iTunes.
For unknown reasons, I have suspected all along that I must surely have done something wrong in titleing that folder for the move off, or - something. Has to be. I did get the library choice dialog once with the Opt key, but not since I upgraded to this 10. Just doesn't happen. Not when I got it, either, and pointed to the "made" location.
Yes, I agree about that Mac Tech. There would be no point in browsing my ext's menu from w/i iTunes!
I do have both those sets of instructions printed, the move and the access-it ones, and have gone over them several times, and that file name is all I can come up with. I CREATED a new folder, but it was named by me, not the system. So - mayhaps the legend in the Advanced window for location just can't be read. Heck if I know much at this point, just a thought.
In speaking with my pal last night, he was saying the legend for the location should end in iTunes>iTunes Music. Sooo - no, if I try to point up the one as LIBRARY, it just doesn't take it. Acknowledge. Mount. Play. Nuttin'. It reads: /Volumes/Elements/iTunes/iTunes Music at present, as the last manipulation was trying the one WITHIN the iTunes Folder instead of the new one I created, the default one, "iTunes Music." When I put that made-one in the window, it reads: /Volumes/Elements/iTUNES LIBRARY. Only. Is this perhaps not enough information?
I know this is a lot to by typing, but I just don't know what else to do! You're great, and thanks again for your amazing patience.