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#1 socom 004

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 11:10 AM

I didn't know if I should put this under Vista since that's what system I have but here goes. When I rip a CD to my computer the songs go to Media Player. I have an external hard drive I would like to store my music on. How can I transfer the music from Media Player to the external drive? In the future can I rip the music directly to the external hard drive or do I still put them in the Media Player? I haven't done much of this so I guess I need to know the procedure. Thanks.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:48 AM

I don't know about Media Player, but with a program like CDex, you can rip them to anywhere, you want to.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:49 AM

Just change the containing folder where the music will be ripped, to the external HDD

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 02:43 PM

If you have the songs in WMP, they will also be in a folder on your computer.
Usually the default location for WMP is My Documents/My Music.
You can also find the location by highlighting the name of song. Right click, Open File Location.
Once you find the central location (ex. My Music), you can move or copy the entire folder to your external drive. If you move them,
you will have to delete the entries in the WMP library, then import them back in from the new location.
Moving will give you some sort of file not found error-of course they aren't there, you moved them.
And if you want to keep them on both drives, but want to have WMP access them from the other drive, you'll have to also to the deleting and importing.

Be warned that if you move the folder, and something is by default downloaded to that folder, the download won't go through because you've moved it to another drive. You'll have to change the folder path for downloads the next time you want to rip from a cd.

After you get it to the external drive, you can then change the location where you want to rip to.

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