OK the network drive I bought is a 4Tb My Book Live Duo (MBLD) and I noted that it did say on the box words to the effect of “Increase your iPad storage”, so I thought about keeping all my iTunes media files on this drive and accessing them through iTunes on my Windows 7 64-bit laptop PC.
I think there are two problems that I am experiencing, the 2nd being a kind of knock-on effect of the 1st:
Every time I reboot my PC, I currently have to enter a username and password before I can access my Network drive.
iTunes searches for it’s “Media folder” (which I have set to be on my Z: drive - the MBLD), cannot find it because of 1) above and so resets it to the default location on my C: drive.
I accept that I may have made a few assumptions in number 2) above, but I reason that this is what happens because if I am quick enough to enter the login details before iTunes launches after a reboot (so the MBLD is enabled manually by me in time), then the Media folder remains as I want it to be, namely the one on the Z: drive
So, my feeling is that if I can fix 1) above, then the iTunes issue will probably sort itself out.
So, how can I ensure that my MBLD re-connects after a reboot without needing someone to manually enter a username and password?
Cheers in advance for any ideas …