How to copy an entire iTunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by harveypooka, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    I have my iTunes library stored on an external hard drive when using with my MacBook.

    I've just bought a Mac Mini and want to copy the entire collection over to my Mini's hard drive, but using File > Library > Organise Library and Consolidate files doesn't appear to work. Most files are copied, but some, randomly, aren't. Most of my purchased songs don't get copied either.

    What's the best way to ensure all of my music files are copied over to my HD so I can copy to my Mini?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Drag the folder from the external drive and drop it on your internal drive using Finder.
  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    Sorry, I wasn't clear:

    I'm consolidating the Library to ensure all files are on the drive and then copying it over to the Mini.

    Once I've done that some files do not appear. For instance, I have Tago Mago by CAN on the MacBook, but not on the Mini when I've copied the library over.

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