iTunes - PC to MAC

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  1. DougJrS macrumors regular

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    :confused: I need a little help here. I have a new G5 and I would like to move all my iTunes music from my PC to my new Mac. How do I do it?

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Ive never actually done it, bu I think its really quite easy. Consolodate your itunes library on your PC if it isnt already done... then basically just move your whole itunes folder from your PC over to your mac and put it in Macintosh HD > Users > *user name* > Music > iTunes


    Someone correct me if i'm wrong please
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    What kinds of resources do you have available on the PC? CD burner? Ethernet? If so, burn a CD or connect the 2 computers. Neither will be too efficient if you have a large colletion of music. You could also remove your PC hard drive, put it in the G5, and pull the music off--unless your drive is formatted NTFS. I think Macs only read FAT 32 but I could be wrong.
     
  4. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks For the info

    That is what I needed to know. I have a network and a CD burner. I will probally just burn a couple of CD to move the stuff over.

    I was kind of hoping that I could just redownload eveything, but I looked at the info and it appears that you can only download once from the music store. The other computer that you can "share" with only streams the music.

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Don't forget that if you're not going to use iTunes for Windows anymore, you should deauthorize your PC after everything's been transferred and confirmed to be working. This is done from within iTunes - look in the Advanced menu.
     
  6. jesuscandle macrumors regular

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    re-download

    As I understand it, your ITMS songs can just be sucked down to your newly authorized G5.

    I think there's the "Check For Purchased Music" menu item.

    I have win98 (ack!) at work, else I'd check it out for you.
     
  7. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    "Check for Purchased Music" only gets music you've bought but haven't downloaded yet. For instance if you bought an album but lost your connection halfway through. Then you could get the remainder by checking for purchased music. Once you download them they're your responsibility. Back them up.
     
  8. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Network wirer

    Connect them together VIA network wire. Don't need a cross over cable because the Mac is smart and can switch its port to make the cable become a cross over cable. Do the sharing on the Mac, System Pereferences, Sharing (third line), Check off Windows. Go to Windows computer, look in the network, log in as user of the mac, send files. Then when you load them into iTunes, you will autherize that Mac, deauthorize the PC if you want too.
     
  9. drjekyl macrumors newbie

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    FTP the file

    As was mentioned, use the advanced menu option to consolidate your music library. Then connect the two with any ethernet cable as was also mentioned. Then open up System Preferences --> Sharing and enable FTP access. At the bottome of that Window, it will say:
    Other people can access your FTP server at ftp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/

    So now Open up Internet explorer on your PC. Type in" ftp://username@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP # of your mac. This will prompt you for your user password. Type it in and you now have access to your Mac's home directory. Take your music folder from your PC and drag it onto your Mac Desktop Folder. Then Get back on your mac, open Itunes and drag and drop the folder from the desktop into the iTunes window. Now just for good measure, go to advanced-->Consolidate iTunes Library and now everything should be back in you iTunes directory.Verify this by selecting a song in iTunes and going File-->Show Song File. If it's not showing you the folder on your desktop, you can delete the one off the desktop. Less time than burning CD's for a large music library and generally easier than setting up the Windows file sharing.
     

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