Move iTunes to new computer?

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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???!
     
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    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

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    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 ...

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

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    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

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    But what about moving it to aNOTHER COMPUTER?!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    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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