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Old playlists and files on a new computer and new ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lith07, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hey guys,

    Ok, heres my situation: My ipod video just broke. The headphone jack is messed up on it. So I am now considering buying a new 16gb ipod nano.

    Before I go further, I should mention that I run Windows on both my desktop and laptop.

    Now, with my video ipod, I would update it on my desktop computer. I used itunes 6 (I dont like upgrading it, because itunes doesnt like XP much), and have my playlists and music all set up there just perfectly. This isnt music that I have purchased through itunes, its all music thats been downloaded through torrents and limewire.

    Now, when I get my new ipod nano, I want to use my laptop to update it, because I dont use my desktop much anymore except for gaming.

    So my question for all you ipod geniuses is this: How can I get my playlists set up the way they were on my desktop with my old ipod, on my laptop with my new ipod nano? I could do it all my hand but that would take forever.

    Im not stupid with computers, I can physically move my music files over to my laptop, but how do I do it in a way that itunes will still recognize my playlists and where the files are?

    Could someone help me out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    #2
    copy the iTunes Music folder in your "My Music" folder from the desktop to the laptop.

    I did that from my old PC to my new iMac. No issues at all. All the playlists, Album artwork, everything loaded up perfectly when I launched iTunes.
     

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