I will try to make this brief, but in my attempt to backup my Mac iTunes library to a shared network drive (so I can then load it on my PC...) I have run into multiple issues. So here's my deal... I have a very old G4, running 10.3.9 (no, it won't take a 10.4 upgrade for whatever reasons), but it has 6k+ songs in iTunes plus some shows and personal videos (.dv). I also have a new PC, Windows 7, with a fledgling iTunes library. I want to move my Mac lib to my PC. I figured having a shared network drive would make this easy, but of course not. First problem... Because iTunes (very stupidly) doesn't let you backup everything to a network drive, I tried to copy the iTunes folder directly to the drive. But the dirve is formatted for my PC, so I get an error that some filenames are too long, or some required items are missing, etc. Dead end. So I figure, hey, I'll archive the folder and then copy it over. Second problem... When creating an archive of the iTunes folder the operation failed because of a single file error, 'insufficient privileges to copy the file'. Well, I don't care about that file so I used iTunes to delete it, and yes I told it to move the files to the trash. (I have not however emptied my trash because I don't actually want to lose those files, but that shouldn't matter). But when I try to archive the iTunes folder again, it keeps stopping at that file!!! WTH??? I've restarted iTunes multiple times, watched it "update the iTunes library", but it still tries to include the deleted files. This is where I'll stop. Thanks for any help.