i am about to reformat my xp machine, itunes?? need tips

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  1. Natesac macrumors 6502a

    Natesac

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    I have found some viruses I cant get rid of. So I am going to reinstall windows xp. before I do that I am going to back up my itunes on a external hard drive.

    What is the best way to backup my itunes so that I don't have to rebuild it after i reinstall?

    I dont want to have to restore my iphone and loose all my playlists and iphone apps.


    any tips?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Drag the iTunes folder onto an external hard drive and then drag it back after your done.
     
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  4. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So after I install windows and itunes , I just drag the whole folder into itunes?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's what I did.

    I just copied the iTunes folder off my desktop onto an external and then back to its original place after reinstalling Windows.
     
  6. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and after you did this itunes was back the way you had it?
     

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