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itunes data info?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by theipodgod16, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    im backing up my HD and i need to know what files to put on my ipod for backup. In Documents - iTunes, there are the following data files :

    itunes 3 music library

    itunes 4 music library

    itunes music (empty)

    itunes music library (2)

    itunes data.xml

    temp file.

    im using itunes 4 now. Which of the above data files do i put in backup??

    (i just need the files that contain my ratings and play counts and playlists. i already have my aac's backed up on cd.)
  2. macrumors 6502

    i don't know how exactly to back up the following and i would also like to know (i have a windows pc though so i suppose the answer will be somewhat different than the above question)
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Documents:iTunes? Do you mean Home:Music:iTunes? I've got the following files in there:

    iTunes 4 Music Library
    iTunes Music (folder, with all my music in it)
    iTunes Music Library.xml

    If you're not sure, just back up everything. Once they're backed up, you can delete them one by one until you find out which one causes damage :)
  4. macrumors G3


    Back up your music files and the Library (non-XML version). That saves everything, playlists, play counts, etc.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Keep everything except the temp files. They aren't that big anyways.


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