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iTunes question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Norman Stansfield, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Hey all,

    I've apparently got some nasty viruses on my laptop (don't download porn and don't normally open attachments, so I don't know from where) and need to take it into the office to have IT basically nuke the thing.

    Problem is, I've got about 2,000 songs on my iTunes, and they're not particularly helpful about helping me save non-work-related items when they're working on this thing.

    So, I've got to buy one of those small Flash memory drives at Best Buy or whatever to save all my stuff before I take it in.

    My question: what size do I need for 2,000 songs, and then some assorted other odds and ends like pics and Word documents? Obviously I'd like to buy one that's big enough to get everything onto it, but I also don't want to buy one that's twice as big as I need and waste an extra $40-$50 in the process.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Go into Windows Explorer, dig into your My Documents folder, find your iTunes folder, right-click it and select Properties, find out how big the folder is and then buy a bigger flash stick than that.
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Worked like a charm. An 8 GB should work.

    Thanks, 2mcm!
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  5. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Two thousand songs. Damn.

    I have an iPod Nano. That poor thing can't hold the nearly 1,100 songs I have on iTunes.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Buy it on amazon and get it for half price.
  7. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Better yet, buy a USB hard drive for less than $100 and use it to back up your stuff instead of the flash drive. That way you'll never run out of space. You may only fill an 8 GB flash drive now, but you will continue to amass songs. An 80 GB drive will last you a long time and the price per GB is much lower.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Buy what? The flash drive? Bad call. Reread the OP --- immediacy is an issue.
  9. KG

    KG Active Member

    I have 80G of music I keep on an external hard drive.
  10. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    That's a lot of music. I don't have much more than 80 songs. I really need to beef up my collection.
  11. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    We need a service to share music easily among SportsJournalists.com members.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    We oldtimers already have that --- we trade Journey, Rush and Night Ranger albums regularly.
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