Move iTunes to new computer?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eroxx, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    I have read TONS on moving itunes to a new computer, and yet I can't get it to work.

    The issue is that where my music WAS on my old computer was an external drive. I want to move it to the INTERNAL drive of my new fusion drive mac ... Please help???!
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    Have you looked at this Apple Support article?

    iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Media folder

    I did this last week; moved from internal drive to and external drive and it worked.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    any idea why that consolidate won't work though? I'm getting the error: "Copying files failed, because you don't have permission to change your itunes media folder or a folder within it."

    i have triple checked my permissions on that folder ...


    IOW (I wasn't clear), I can't follow the support article because that last step won't work for me (the consolidate)


    My folder of music shows under "sharing and permissions" "CUSTOM access" instead of showing MY username ... So that's an issue ,...
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    But what about moving it to aNOTHER COMPUTER?!
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Can't you drag and drop the 'iTunes Music' folder into the 'iTunes' folder ?
    That's what I do - works every time.

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