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malnar
Jul 25, 2009, 05:43 PM
Subject pretty much says it all, but to expand, I'm buying a Macbook Pro in a week or two to replace an aging self-built PC. I have a large collection of music and I would like to move my stats over to the MBP like I do whenever I reinstall Windows so that I don't lose any of my playcounts. How is this possible in OS X, or is it? I would hate to lose all that data and find it hard to believe there isn't some fairly easy way to transition it over.



jmann
Jul 25, 2009, 05:45 PM
This might work.

1. Click on File-> Library -> Export Library and save the file as a XML document.
2. Take the file to new location and restore it from the new iTunes in the new computer.

Full instructions here. linky (http://techsalsa.com/transfer-itunes-music-library-to-a-new-computer/)

malnar
Jul 25, 2009, 06:09 PM
This might work.



Full instructions here. linky (http://techsalsa.com/transfer-itunes-music-library-to-a-new-computer/)
So iTunes on the Mac is going to read the same XML file? That's what I was wondering, too, but wasn't sure if it was going to work or not.