I have googled this pretty thoroughly and have had mixed results. So essentially, the scenario is that my primary external hard drive which contains the entirety of my music library is full (500 GB). I have a backup (1 TB) hard drive that contains an identical copy of all the music on my primary. I now want to make the 1 TB drive my primary. The obvious hurtles in doing this are that iTunes does not recognize the file location once the original HD is gone.
I am wondering what the easiest and most seamless way is to get iTunes to recognize the path location on my 1 TB HD. Keep in mind, I do not need to copy any files as they already exist on both HDs. I have tried just changing the location of the iTunes media folder but that does not work. I am also pretty sure that consolidating the files copies everything. I guess another option, which I have done so many times, is to re-install iTunes and start over with the 1 TB.