Easiest Way to transfer iTunes content from PC to Laptop

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  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    Firstly, apologies if this has been asked before - I'm using Tapatalk to post here & it's not letting me do a search?

    I have all my iTunes content currently on my pc but want to move it to my laptop. Is the easiest and simplest method, to back up to an external hard drive and then restore from this backup on the laptop?

    Will this restore all my apps, music and everything?

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  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

    boss.king

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    Yup. I transferred my library folder from my old laptop to my new one and plugged in my iPhone, worked fine. Also, even easier than an external hartddrive would be an ethernet cable between the two, no need for a middleman.
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Set up Home Sharing on both your computers using iTunes and then just transfer your media over.
     
  4. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    .......does this also transfer apps though?


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  5. dickdaney macrumors regular

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    Copy your "iTunes" folder to the external hard drive. Then plug the external hd into the laptop. Hold the shift button and click on the iTunes icon. Search for the iTunes library file on the external hd. Select the file and continue. This will force iTunes to reference the external hd for all your songs and apps.

    Or (if your want the files on your laptopn hd)

    Just copy and paste the iTunes folder from the external hd into the "my music" folder on the laptop. This will overwrite everything thats is currently in the iTunes folder onto the laptop.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Yes, you can transfer everything over.

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  7. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

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    make sure the ethernet cable is a "crossover" cable
     

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