1. zarquon's Avatar
    Is there any way to run iTunes from a portable drive? Not just move the library, but actually run the program from there? I will be visiting family in another state for a couple of weeks next month, and I've been looking for a way to still be able to sync my phone while I'm away, and to have a way to restore/re-jb if anything happens to the phone. Closest I've found is this:

    Run iTunes on a USB Drive or USB Stick

    from a few years ago, but I'd imagine it's probably out of date and wouldn't work with a current iTunes.
    Last edited by zarquon; 04-03-2010 at 02:55 PM. Reason: fixed link
    04-03-2010 12:07 PM
  2. iquinn's Avatar
    Is there any way to run iTunes from a portable drive? Not just move the library, but actually run the program from there? I will be visiting family in another state for a couple of weeks next month, and I've been looking for a way to still be able to sync my phone while I'm away, and to have a way to restore/re-jb if anything happens to the phone. Closest I've found is this:

    "www[dot]getusb[dot]info/run-itunes-on-a-usb-drive-or-usb-stick" (Sorry; can't post a link.)

    from a few years ago, but I'd imagine it's probably out of date and wouldn't work with a current iTunes.
    Yeah I don't think that would work at all. You would need the entire library and iTunes on one drive, and there is just no way it would all fit. Hate to say it but this is why people need laptops.
    04-03-2010 01:09 PM
  3. zarquon's Avatar
    You would need the entire library and iTunes on one drive, and there is just no way it would all fit.
    The drive I'd be using is a 250 gig Seagate FreeAgent Go; more than enough space...
    04-03-2010 01:22 PM
  4. iquinn's Avatar
    The drive I'd be using is a 250 gig Seagate FreeAgent Go; more than enough space...
    Well you would have the space, just don't know if it would work. Worth a shot though I guess. Check this out, sounds like there might be a way to do it on Windows. How-to: iTunes on USB drive (PC only) [Archive] - iLounge Forums
    Last edited by iquinn; 04-03-2010 at 01:57 PM.
    04-03-2010 01:54 PM
  5. zarquon's Avatar
    Check this out, sounds like there might be a way to do it on Windows. How-to: iTunes on USB drive (PC only) [Archive] - iLounge Forums
    Yeah, the author of the article I read linked to that thread; it's where he got most of his info. Sadly, one of the last entries, from 11/08, says it won't work for an iPod Touch 2G, so it's not likely it would work on newer hardware, either...
    04-03-2010 03:01 PM
  6. iquinn's Avatar
    Yeah, the author of the article I read linked to that thread; it's where he got most of his info. Sadly, one of the last entries, from 11/08, says it won't work for an iPod Touch 2G, so it's not likely it would work on newer hardware, either...

    Oh that sucks.
    04-03-2010 03:36 PM
  7. Guzman's Avatar
    even if you could, the main problem is all the registry information will be stored on the physical hard drive of whatever computer you use to install it to the hard drive. when you move the thumb drive to another computer, even though all the files for the program are on the thumb drive, that computer will not have the registry files to run the program correctly.
    04-04-2010 07:51 AM
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