How copy all of iTunes folder (except a few bits) to second Mac?

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  1. pullman macrumors 6502

    pullman

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    I wish to copy over most of my iTunes library to a Macbook using an external HDD. However, I don't wish to copy over the Movies and TV Shows folders.

    I am worried that there are perhaps hidden items in the iTunes folder so I'm not sure that the below will work. Would I do something wrong if I:

    - go to the iTunes folder in Finder,
    - show its contents "in a list",
    - hit CMD-A to select all items,
    - while pressing CMD, unmark the folders I don't want to copy, and
    - drag the selection to my external HDD?

    Many TIA
    Philip
     
  2. pullman thread starter macrumors 6502

    pullman

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    Using home sharing instead -- question re Match

    Ok I discovered that connecting to the source Mac via home sharing I can import the Music only to the destination Macbook -- http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4527

    A follow-up question:

    To import like this, will it make a difference if Match is on or off on the Macbook? Instinctively I would say it should be off, but I want to be sure.

    TIA
    P
     
  3. pullman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I spoke too soon -

    It turns out that my wifi connection is skippy so I get interrupted transfers. And when I press Import again, it starts from the beginning. Sigh.

    I would like to try using my external HDD. Would my description above of the steps be correct?

    Thanks for any help at all
    Philip
     

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