Home sharing drag'n'drop removed from iTunes 11?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zen, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    We have one iTunes library on my Mac mini. I have Home Sharing turned on. On my wife's PC, she can see my library.

    In iTunes 10, we could simply drag stuff out of my shared library and it would copy into her iTunes. Now, with both computers running iTunes 11, drag and drop doesn't work - you can't select more than one track at a time in my shared library, and you can't drag it.

    Have Apple somehow discontinued this, or am I missing something?
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    I guess they want your yearly iTunes Match fee.
  3. Variant macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2005
  4. RandySK macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Home Sharing Won't Drag and Drop

    If Home Sharing were turned off, you wouldn't even see the songs in the other library.

    It appears that Apple has turned off the drag and drop functionality. I don't understand this. If all your computers are authorize to play the songs, why are you now forced to manually copy the songs?
  5. sagresport macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2013
    Using Drag and Drop in Itunes 11

    I find this to be a common mistake for a lot of people. Hopefully this helps you: You have to sign into your home sharing with the SAME apple ID and password on each computer. It's common for people to want to put their individual/own ID and password on "their" computer, but that is not correct to fully authorize home share. Even on someone else's machine on your network, you still use the same apple ID and password for all computers you want to home share with. The other computer isn't getting access to your account or anything like that. You just have to use the same ID and password on each machine and that will enable home share among all home share computers that logged in with that ID and password. Otherwise you will just be able to see and stream the other computer's content, but you will not be able to copy it over or drag and drop.

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