ipod windows to mac library problems

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Kiscokid, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Ok so I have just tried switching from Windows to a mac with my ipod. XP to Safari.

    I followed this guide religiously and all files were switched over to the mac and are sitting in my music library when viewed in finder.


    However when I start up itunes on the mac - the files are not in the music library?!?

    I was hoping that 2 years of playcount info and ratings would transfer seamlessly. Can anyone help - thanks.
  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    If you go to the Music folder do you see the iTunes folder in there? If you browse that folder, do you see all your music? Is the location for your music set correctly in the iTunes preferences -> Advanced tab?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    all files are now in itunes but no playcount :(

    Also do you know if I will I have to re-format the ipod?

  4. macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    The iPod should work fine without reformatting, but you may have to reformat if you want to install any upcoming iPod updates. I'm not 100% sure on this, though.
  5. macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    That's exactly right, unless you install the updates on a PC.

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