Is it possible to relocate the iTunes “Library” to some filesystem location other than “My Documents”?
I don’t mean the collection of all the music files. There’s an option for “iTunes Music folder location” in Preferences > Advanced, and I am using that. My “Music” folder is where I want it. What I want to do is put my “Library” near that.
iTunes calles the huge collection of materials a “Music folder” and the little system for referencing it a “Library”. I think this is confusing and they should call the huge collection a “Library” and the little referencing system a “Card Catalog”, or, better, incorporate it with the huge collection so it doesn’t need to be separately managed by the end user.
Leaving the “Library” where it is would be bad because it lives in “My Documents”, which I have never used because (1) it is very messy as applications often write things of their own there, and (2) the ability of applications to handle paths that contain space characters is quite uneven and includes nasty surprises. I’d like to capture it in my file backups without having to start disecting this stupid “My Documents” mess.