Help transferring music from iTunes to a USB stick

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  1. mrsr71 macrumors member

    mrsr71

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    Can someone tell me how to copy music albums from iTunes to a USB stick? I'm using a MacBook Pro with Mojave & iTunes Version 12.9.4.94

    Thanks..
     
  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816

    techwarrior

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    What are you trying to accomplish?

    If just backing up music to USB, all of the media should be in ~/username/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/ if your library is organized. For full backup, capture everything under/Music/iTunes.

    If you are trying to put files on a USB stick to play in your car, etc, you may need to convert files to MP3 or other compatible formats. In iTunes, select the song(s) you want to convert and choose File>Convert. This will create a duplicate file in the existing file structure, then copy it to the stick. Some MP3 players will read the folder structure, so you could create a folder with artist name, then another with album name then drop the MP3 in there.
     
  3. mikzn macrumors 65816

    mikzn

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    Another quick and easy method is to open itunes and just drag the songs you want on the USB drive over to the drive from the iTunes song list
     
  4. uniquexoxo macrumors member

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    Or another example,

    Right the song from iTunes and then open the location folder, and just drag and drop it to your USB Stick
     

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