All the iTunes user know that the backup path of iTunes cannot be revised, so that the backup files can just be saved into the system disk (C:). But if the disk gets full, how can you store documents in iTunes library? Now we take the Windows users through several steps that will release the storage of iTunes by using Junction.
This is a command-line tool which needs to be performed in cmd windows. Steps are as follows. (e.g. Win 7)
1. Download Junction and copy it to the Windows directory.
2. Go to the iTunes backup path, e.g. Win 7: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer. Directory "Mobile Sync" is used to save backup files.
3. Turn off iTunes. Move or shear Mobile Sync to other disk, e.g. the root directory from D: ( D:\MobileSync). If there are lots of files, the process takes much time.
4. Run cmd. Input a command of copying code: Junction "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Mobile Sync", "D:\MobileSync"
Revise "Username" and "D:\MobileSync" according to yourself.
After executing the commands, the directory "Mobile Sync" you have moved from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer shows up again with a small arrow in the file icon. With this, you have successfully set up a link.
5. Turn on iTunes and test whether the backup files can be read by iTunes. If read, congrats, the backup files is successfully stored in iTunes library.
If you're still not sure, you might as well take the following practices to test Junction's command.
1. Newly set up a file "test" in the root directory of C:.
2.Shear the file and paste into D:
3. (e.g. win 7) Click "Start", input "cmd" in the search bar and tap "Enter" to run the command-line window.
4. Input junction "C:\test" "D:\test" in the window. (Note: Ensure that putting the complete path directory in double quotation marks lest faulty space character should result in the failure of running the command.)
5. If the cue of "Created: C:\test Targeted at: D:\test" shows up, it means operate normally.
6. In the File Manager, the directory "test" you have sheared shows up again with a small arrow in the file icon, which suggests it's a directory for link.
7. Copy some files in "test" directory of C: You will see the same file in D: (the real storage place).
8. The above operations is equivalent to move the file from C: to D:, since the directory of C: is just a link. As for the default directory in iTunes, you can also follow the same way to move them to C:.
9. Delete any file from C:\test and check whether it exists in D:.
Besides Junction, do you have any other way to save files in iTunes library when disk gets full. Feel free to give your comments.
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