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Old Apr 22, 2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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How to save Playlists in iTunes?

I've search high and dry for the answer to this question, so sorry if I'm the millionth person to ask...

About a year ago I finally did the right thing and bought a 1TB external HD for my 'G4 Dual Optical'.

I put all my music (and other stuff) on it and went into iTunes Preferences>Advance and changed the 'iTunes Music Folder Location' to my External HD.

Easy Peasy!

Then in January ('09), I upgraded the OS from OS X v10.4 to v10.5.6.
I did a complete fresh install, everything was fine, except when I redirected iTunes to my External HD I'd lost all my Playlists!

As you can imagine this was slightly frustrating as I have over 7000 songs in my iTunes library!

A couple of weeks ago, I spent hours and hours re-creating new playlist folders, and putting them in some kind of organization again.

Now, this is my Question:

I've now bought a new Mac and I was just getting everything over to the new one, this will be easy as everything is backed up, but how do I save those play lists?

I notice I can 'right-click' on a play list and I have a choice of things I can do!
Maybe it's this?

I'd be very grateful if somebody could explain in "Layman's Terms", how I can do this, as the idea of having to organize the library again is a daunting one!

Thanks so much in advance and I'm using iTunes 8.1.1, if that helps...
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 05:48 PM   #2
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1)Right click on the playlist you want to save

2)Select "Export playlist"

3)From the dialog box that pops up, pick where you want to save your playlist- keep the other setting as they are.

4)The playlist will then be saved as a .txt file.

Now if you want to import that playlist back into your library or a new one...all you need to do is this...

1)Open itunes

2)Click on File- Library- Import Playlist

3)Pick your saved playlist

And Viola! You have your playlist back in itunes. Hope this helps
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:42 PM   #3
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YAY! Problem Solved!

Thankyou so much 'coronel mustard' I had a feeling it was something so simple and it's so nice to learn something new, so I can hopefully share some knowledge!

Thanks once again
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 01:50 AM   #4
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