Recovering iTunes Prefs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bobber205, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    I copied my iTunes app and the whole library folder over from my computer file database on another machine.

    Where is the file I need to get to make my playlists and other prefs come back into iTunes? :confused:
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    If you copied over the entire folder as you stated, then your playlists and ratings, etc., should all be preserved, assuming you pointed iTunes to this new folder as its source for the Library. If you want to transfer over other preferences, you need to transfer the com.apple.iTunes.plist file from your library.
     
  3. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didn't point it there. Can I still do it after the fact?
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Yep, it's easy. If you're running iTunes 7, just hold down the option key when you open iTunes. It should ask you to locate the Library. At this point you can choose the folder you copied over.
     
  5. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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