Exporting Itunes Library?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thriii, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be getting leopard today and was wondering how to export my library so I have all my playlists, ratings. playcounts saved? if I export library from within Itunes (File > Exprt Libary...) will that work if I don't have [​IMG]
    "Copy Files to Itunes Music folder when adding to library." checked? I don't have it checked because It doubles all of my music.. and I have 55gb+ of music :( so my music is in its original folders. How can I save my music If I am using them in their original folders? (Music>Albums and Music>Loosies)
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    I simply copy the iTunes Library .xml file and the iTunes library file (no extension shown) onto a flash drive when I want to backup or transfer. Those files store the data as to where your .mp3s are stored, whether or not they are in the iTunes music folder.
     
  3. thriii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thx! :) I exported the xml file from within Itunes where is the Itunes Library file without the extension?
     
  4. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    the files with the icon (music note)
     

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