When I had this issue I told iTunes to copy the music into it's heirarchy and to keep things organized. Both checkboxes in the advanced preferences.
I imagine this isn't the solution you were looking for since you have the music pre-organized.
This script copies a file to a different device and then reassigns the location in iTunes.
tell application "iTunes"
set ft to file track "WFOO$083449"
do shell script "cp ~/Desktop/WFOO\\$083449.mp3 /Volumes/Untitled/WFOO\\$083449.MP3"
set location of ft to POSIX file "/Volumes/Untitled/WFOO$083449.MP3"
location of ft
Who wonders if he will ever have enough hard drive space...
> On Jun 26, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Cal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I just want to make sure we're clear, if we're on the same page. From some of your replies, it seems as if you're talking about where iTunes expects find find *it's* Music folder, which isn't what I'm talking about. Perhaps I wasn't sufficiently clear.
> My music isn't in the iTunes folder hierarchy at all. Nearly all the music is on a partition on an external drive, organized in about 15 main folders on the root directory of that drive, with lots of sub-folders within each of the main folders, most of which have sub-sub-folders -- none of which has anything to do with where iTunes would normally store music. So the locations of the iTunes Library or the iTunes Music/Media folder have no bearing on this.
> If I change the name of the external drive, or move the library to another drive, I want iTunes to be able to find all the music (in all of their relative sub- and sub-sub-folders).
> Is that what you're addressing in your replies?