|Oct 30, 2012, 05:12 PM||#1|
New Mac: Best Way To Transfer Music Files Stored On External Drive?
My iTunes library file resides on the iMac's internal drive but the music files live on a FW800 external. The iMac is running Snow Leopard; the new Mac Mini runs Mountain Lion. I am running the same version of iTunes on both Macs.
Is it possible to simply transfer the iTunes folder from the iMac to the Mini (replacing the old iTunes folder...), connect the external drive and then fire-up iTunes? Or do I need to do it another way?
|Oct 30, 2012, 06:35 PM||#2|
I store my media on a NAS, I have had 3 different machines do the add to library successfully. Each machine had its own playlists. In your case, you may have to recreate playlists manually on the new machine using the method I mentioned.
|Oct 30, 2012, 09:17 PM||#3|
On my rMBP my GBs of music are in my iTunes library stored on an external RAID set...along with GBs of photos and documents. The music is copied to my iPhone for use on trips.
Retina MBP 11,3 2.6GHz | 16GB | 1TB
iPhone 5s | Silver | 64GB | AT&T
iPad Air | Silver | 128GB | WiFi only
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