Got a new Mac.. do I HAVE to restore iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by johnobn, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. johnobn macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    I just got a new iMac and I was wondering if I HAVE to restore to factory settings and re-sync all my music. Is there any way that I could sync all my iPods without having to start from scratch?
  2. slimpaul macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2007
    You'll have to re-sync all your music, but you can move your playlists from your previous computer.
    A restore will be needed if your previous computer was a PC.
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    If you move your entire iTunes folder from /Music/ from your old mac to your new mac, it will use your previous itunes library and you will not have to restore.
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Exactly. Once the entire iTunes library folder is transferred to the new Mac, you shouldn't have any problems with the iPod itself and should not have to restore the iPod.
  5. topcash macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2008
    drop your library onto a disk drive. You should then be able to get the data moved from there. [​IMG]
  6. johnobn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thanks guys I'm doing that right now. Can't believe how fast my new 24" iMac is compared to my eMac lol.
  7. flayfan22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    yea must be a pretty small upgrade haha, good luck with it man.
  8. ecompuplus macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    I am drooling :D

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