Tranfering itunes Data between accounts

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  1. jkelly888 macrumors regular

    jkelly888

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    i started a new account on my windows xp pro machine because my other account had a few viruses on it. i havn't deleted it because my itunes data was on it. so i'm wondering would i be able to select my "my music" folder that has all my music and itunes data in it and select copy and paste in the ne "my Music" section of my new windows account? will all my purchased music still work and all?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Here's what I would do:

    Log on to the old account run iTunes and deauthorize the machine.
    Log in to the new account
    Move the My Music folder from the old account to the new account
    Start iTunes
    Play one of your purchased tracks to authorize the machine.

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  3. jkelly888 thread starter macrumors regular

    jkelly888

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    thats for accounts on the same machine right?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    That's what I understood you wanted, yes.

    I'm not sure how the "per machine" authorization is handled for mutiple users, hence the deauthorize step. I do know that fast user switching and running two copies of iTunes is a sure-fire way to confuse iTunes on Windows, so it's not clear how that is handled. Thus, remove the uncertainty.

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  5. jkelly888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok. i did what you said and it worked. alls cool
     

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