iTunes: Backup to HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacBoobsPro, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Is there a way to back up my entire iTunes library to another HD without having to manually move the files?

    I see there is a backup to CD/DVD but I would be sat all night burning disks. Seems a bit strange that the CD/DVD option is there but not a HD option. I tried exporting the library but that only produced a small .xml file which obviously only contains playlist info etc not the actual music.

    Info would be appreciated.

    Ta Lar
     
  2. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    So I know it'd be nice if iTunes could do this for you... but why not do a select all in iTunes and drag the files to your external hard drive? Or just copy over your music folder?
     
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I cant do a select all because IT7 haas separate library sections now and I have movies as well as music. So it would be too messy!

    If i transfer the whole folder (which I didnt even think of doing :p ) will it keep my playlists etc if and when I restore?
     
  4. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I moved the whole folder back and forth and it worked fine.
     
  6. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Isnt that for .mac members only? Im dont have .mac.
     
  7. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Cool I'll do that then. Cheers
     

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