Back up album artwork

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DaMob, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. DaMob macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I back up all my songs to an external hard drive, but it doesn't seem to copy the album artwork.

    Do I have to search for them in another place? If so, where can I find them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mbestel macrumors member

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    In the iTunes library

    Hi,

    It might be easier to copy your entire iTunes library to the backup volume, rather than just the music.

    However, if you are looking for the artwork, go to your home directory, then to:

    Music/iTunes/Album Artwork

    Hope this helps.

    Mark
     
  3. DaMob thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay I'll back up the entire iTunes folder, thanks!
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    I hope you're backing up the rest of your data while you're at it. ;)
     
  5. DaMob thread starter macrumors member

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    Always :)!

    But now I'm wondering, when I download songs from Beatport or Dance-Tunes, I just have to add the song to my library and it immediately has the album artwork.
    I can also see a little picture of the artwork in the icon in the Finder next to the song before it's added to the library, so this must mean you can store the album artwork within the song?
    So wouldn't it be sufficient that I just back up my entire song library?

    Of course I'm gonna back up the iTunes folder also, I have a lot of playlists which I don't want to lose. But I just want to make sure in case anything goes wrong.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's right.

    Yes. If you're maintaining a complete backup, though, I don't see why you'd need a separate backup for your music.
     

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