Any downside to using Home Sharing to transfer iTunes library?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dmpizzle, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. dmpizzle macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    I just got a shiny new 27" iMac, and I am giving my older iMac away to my parents. Before I do that however, I have a lot of stuff to transfer over, including my massive iTunes library.

    To transfer this library to the new iMac, I decided to use Home Sharing, as it seemed very simple. Is there any downside to doing it this way?
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    Worked great for me moving my iTunes library from the iMac to the MBP.
  3. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    I can never get the cover art and playlists to move over. Everything else moves fine.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You also lose play count and ratings IIRC.

    I've used it extensively for migrating video content for which I don't case so much about those.


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