External hd Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Randy06, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Randy06 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    I bought a new macbook, and am in the process of transferring everything over from my old one. one question how do i transfer the itunes, i dont wanna mess everything up.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Copy the entire iTunes folder which is inside your home directory/Music of the old Mac to the external drive. Paste it into the same folder on the new Mac. Launch iTunes with the option key held down and point it at the same folder. Done. Alternatively backup the entire library to CD/DVD with the Backup to Disc option in the File menu, and insert the burned discs into the new computer. This second method is assuming you haven't already done the hard drive migration method.
  3. Randy06 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    When you say point it at the same folder what do you mean?
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    When you do what JediMeister suggested, a window will appear as below. Click "Choose Library" and use the file selector that will appear to tell it where your new library location is.

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