Can I back-up some of my iTunes to re-import later?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joefinan, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    With no new MBP, I'm going to wait. But my PowerBook is really straining so I want to reduce the size of my iTunes library (currently 25GB).

    I've made a smart playlist of songs not played within the last six months (I figure I can go without those songs til I get a new MBP with larger HDD) - is it possible to export those few thousand songs onto an external HDD to then add back on to iTunes when I get a new MBP?

    Does all that make sense?? Any help appreciated...
     
  2. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can do that.

    Click on the playlist, CMD-A to activate all songs, click on them and drag them over to the external.

    But you'll loose the playcount information I guess.
     
  3. joefinan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't seem to work - I can drag them one at a time but if I select all 1255 it just doesn't work...

    Any ideas?
     
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Strange. It always works fine here.

    Make sure the target finder window is already open before dragging the files; change applications with CMD-TAB.
     

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