Help please, how to backup iTunes before format

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nyeon, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
    as the title says I'm having a really hard time backing up itunes library before I format my pc so I won't lose all files that I really worked hard for and the playlists...

    how can I do that?
    I tried the formal apple guide but it didn't help.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Is your library managed by iTunes? If yes, just copy the whole iTunes folder inside 'My Music'. This could also help.
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    There should be an iTunes folder in the Music folder. Back that up and you are good to go. If you didn't set iTunes to automatically manage your library, you can consolidate your library and then copy the iTunes folder. This option is in File > Library > Organize Library > check the "Consolidate files" option in the pop up window.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
    actually my iTunes is installed at d:\itunes and I copied it to external driver, then installed fresh copy of itunes on my new pc and then copied the same folder on my fresh installed one but I'm missing many music files and playlists.
    whats wrong?

    please guide me a step by step its really important to me...
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
    not even a single person that can help out? :/

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