itunes Library ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macpk01, May 24, 2005.

  1. macpk01 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2005
    I have a PC and a Mac and I was wondering is it posssible to have the same library on two different computers? If so , How do I do this?

  2. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    You can share one library if they are networked together or you can make copy of the music folder. Either way each computer counts as a computer on your purchased songs.
  3. Quark macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2002
    I have done exactly what you described. I have two machines that have the same music library, local to each machine. So I don't have to have one running and share the music to enjoy the music.

    The way it works is rather simple. Copy the entire iTunes Music directory from one machine to the other. In my case it was from the Apple to the Windows (yuck) computer. Then run iTunes in Windows and tell it where the directory is that has the music. It should ask you to Authorize the computer (if it hasn't been already). Once it is authorized, then you are good to go.

    A note to anyone that might think that this is pirating the music, it isn't. You are still required to Authorize the computer. By Apple music license, this is one way that it works.

    I hope this works for you! Enjoy!

    Take Care,
  4. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Mar 5, 2005
    It's good there's a thread on this, because there haven't been any before! [/sarcasm]

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