How to migrate Itunes library from XP hard drive to Leopard.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Legless-marine, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Legless-marine macrumors newbie

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    My wife's XP box died, and we'd like to migrate her Itunes library to our bacbook. I can hook the hard drive up to the macbook via an external HD USB adapter, and it can read it fine.

    With the HD hooked up to the macbook, how do we migrate her old Itunes library to the macbook?

    Failing that, is it possible to SYNC up her ipod to her new profile on the macbook?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Drag the iTunes folder from the user's My Music over to ~/Music in OS X.
     
  3. Legless-marine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your response, Eidorian. I checked her itunes folder, and it was mostly empty. No MP3 files on her drive at all, actually. Perhaps the files were lost during the system crash...

    Merry Christmas,
    Legless.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iTunes should copy over the music files into its own in most cases. If you decided not to do this then the music is where it was originally and the library knows where to find it.
     
  5. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    If that's the case you can recover them using testdisk.

    It's also likely she didn't have the "Keep my music organized" option checked. In that case the music will be where ever it was downloaded to.
     
  6. caymenturbo macrumors newbie

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    It sounds the HDD still works then you can search for *.mp3 on your wife's HDD, and then drag them to mac's music folder.
     

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