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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Transfer play counts in iTunes to new Mac

I got my iMac 27" yesterday and transfered all my libary over from my macbook using home sharing but what i need to know is how to get the play counts over / how do i make it so my playlist it exactally the same as my Macbook
I cant seem to figure it out?

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You will also need to copy over the XML file to the new library destination.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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You will also need to copy over the XML file to the new library destination.
I tried that but still nothing
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Did you import the XML file with the rest of your iTunes library?

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  1. Consolidate your iTunes Library. This is the default setting on the Mac, but not so on Windows. Go to Advanced Consolidate Library. iTunes will copy all of your music into your "some_folder/iTunes/iTunes Library/" folder.
  2. Open iTunes on the computer you will be transferring the music to. Make sure iTunes runs, etc. If there is anything in this library, it won't be for long. (You can copy these songs in later, but you won't be able to keep their ratings, etc. For the adventurous, seek out SyncOTunes, a somewhat abandonware project that may help you.) Open iTunes' Preferences and make sure that the options "Copy Music to iTunes Library" and "Keep Library Organized" are checked. They'll come in handy later.
  3. Close iTunes. Drag its iTunes folder to your Desktop. On the Mac, it is found at "~/Music/", on Windows, "My Documents/My Music/".
  4. Move the iTunes folder that contains the library you want into the spot you just vacated.
  5. Re-open iTunes. There is a good chance you will see a dialog pop up that reads "Upgrading Library" if the versions don't exactly match. In fact, going from an older version to a newer version is sometimes better as iTunes does some magic to the XML file that contains its library on the upgrade cycle which can weed out old junk.
  6. If the iTunes folder that you dragged to your Desktop contained anything you wanted, you can now open it up, open the iTunes Library folder, and drag those folders (which contain the music) into iTunes to copy them into iTunes. Otherwise, trash that whole iTunes folder; you don't need it. (The one on your Desktop, silly!)
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Did you import the XML file with the rest of your iTunes library?

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still nothing looks like i might have to try the migrate way with the ethernet cable
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