transfering iTunes playlists?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    Ill be moving from PC to macbook in a few days (finally im done with windows). I currently have A LOT of playlists on itunes and would like to avoid from manually re-doing every single one. Is there a way to get them over to my new macbook?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    The playlists are in your iTunes Music Library XML file, so as long as you move that over when you move your music, all of your playlists will be preserved.
     
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    OrangeCuse44

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    Fantastic. Does that file have all iTunes preferences saved in it as well?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I haven't really used Windows in many years, so I can't provide a detailed answer, but I can say that your iTunes preferences would not be carried over because they are characteristic of the application, not the library, and Windows and OS X handle application preferences differently. But it shouldn't take long to get iTunes on your Mac just the way you want it.
     

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