Backing-up songs?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by asteroid, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm quite new to itunes and recently bought an ipod nano, which is great. Only problem being, now that I've filled my ipod how do I back-up my itunes songs, incase I lose them (which did actually happen to me)?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    russed

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    #2
    you will want to copy the following folder to wherever you want to back up:

    <user name>/music/itunes music

    that will do the trick for you!
     
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    mad jew

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    Umm, put the iTunes folder on some other medium like CDs, DVDs or an external drive I suppose. I'm not sure that I understand the question. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Russes answered it - I know the question may have seemed a little dumb, but I'm just trying to find my way 'round itunes/mac so my knowledge of them is very basic to say the least.

    Thanks.
     
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    mad jew

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    Can I recommend copying the folder named iTunes by default rather than iTunes Music (which is within this iTunes folder) because that way you'll keep a copy of the iTunes Library data file(s), meaning that you keep your playlists and playcounts. It's in your Music folder usually. :)
     
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    russed

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    pleased to be of service. it is a good idea to back up the data file as it can be real pain if you lose your song ratings/playlists/play count!
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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