Moving a library from iTunes XP to iTunes OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by entropik, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. entropik macrumors member

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    I have an XP box with a 70 GB iTunes (XP) library on a drive. I've made this into a network drive that my PowerBook can access. I'd like to switch the library over to iTunes on my Mac (keeping playlists, ratings, etc), but keep the files located on the network drive rather than copy them to the PB's drive. Is this possible? If so, how do I do this?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Try this:

    In iTunes' preferences, under the Advanced tab, deselect Keep iTunes Library Organised. Now, drag the network folder into iTunes. I've never personally done this but I can't think of anything else. :)
     
  3. entropik thread starter macrumors member

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    That imported the tracks but not the ratings, play counts, or playlists. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Now copy the file called iTunes Library Data in the network drive and replace the iTunes Library Data file in your Mac's iTunes folder (in the Music folder). :)

    Hope this works.
     

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