How to Transfer iTunes Library--including apps, videos, music, etc.--to new Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nihao1234, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. nihao1234 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I just got a new MacBook Pro 15" and I love it. I just have a quick question, though--how do I go about transferring my itunes stuff from my old Mac laptop to my new one? I tried consolidating the library, and then dragging the iTunes file to the new computer (and then going into preferences and selecting the iTunes Media folder location), but that didn't work. I am sorry that this seems to be an overasked question, but I DID do a search--I promise!

    Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it!
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You only did half the job. Did you copy the entire iTunes folder (which has your entire library in it) over to the new Mac? If not, do so, then hold down Option when iTunes starts. Point it at the library you copied.

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