Importing Itunes Library From Windows to Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Belm, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Belm macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Is it possible to have all my playlist, ratings and play counts completely intact? I've transferred my library across different Windows computers. Does it work the same way by just copying the data base and xml files? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I've never used a Mac before.
  2. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    I had to do this a couple of months ago when I bought my first MacBook. On my PC, I had iTunes keep all of my music organised, so all I did was to copy the iTunes folder (with all of its contents) to an external HD. I connected the HD to the new MacBook and dragged the iTunes folder into the Music folder on the Mac. Then I opened iTunes on the Mac for the first time. It immediately found the iTunes folder and imported all of my music, playlists, play counts etc.. Couldn't have been easier, and nothing was lost.
  3. Belm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Thanks a lot guys! Just the answers I was looking for. I should've thought to visit lifehacker first :D.

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