moving itunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mmapples, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. mmapples macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2006
    i know this probably has been done in some form or another, but i couldn't find exactly what i was looking for.

    so i'm on a windows machine right now, but a macbook pro is on its way and when it gets here, i'm going to want to move my itunes library over to it. the question is, is there a way to do it while maintaining the play count, ratings, and tags?

    and i have my own way of organizing music (i don't like how itunes does it), so is there any way to somehow keep that as well?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have a read through this. Basically, you need to keep a file named iTunes Library Data (or something similar) in the iTunes folder in My Music, and you need to keep your music set up in the same folder structure on the new machine. For this, I recommend letting iTunes organise your music, it's much easier. :)

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