How to clean install 10.6 but keep iTunes and aTV synched?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mechamac, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. mechamac macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2003
    Hi folks. I want to clean install (or archive and install if I must) when 10.6 arrives Friday, but I don't want to have to re-sync iTunes and my aTV.
    How can I do this? What files do I have to back up and restore aside from my iTunes library? Thanks much for any help.
  2. paduck macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    The folder you want to copy is your /User/Music/iTunes/ folder. That should contain all your music and movies.

    Make sure you unregister your computer with iTunes before the upgrade and then register it again once you have the installation in. You can only have 5 computers registered at a time. While upgrading the software shouldn't matter, there isn't a lot of risk to unsubscribing the computer and resubscribing it.
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Time Machine restore or Migration Assistant should* do it.

    *Not responsible if it doesn't work. ;)

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