Itunes backup?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    I tried this in another forum and received no replys, so i'm sure this isn't the right one but I am going to ask this room anyway.

    Is there a way to backup your Itunes on your computer? I have used a way in the past which put it all on multiple cds (or dvds) but my library has really grown since. Is there a way I can just back it all up on an external HDD?
     
  2. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    Simply drag the iTunes folder onto an external drive with enough free space.
     
  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    Really thats all?

    then lets say I have to reformat my computer, just drag/replace the my documents/itunes folder and overwrite and it will be just like normal?

    Windows PC btw
     
  4. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not exactly sure on a PC, but you will be able to import either the Previous iTunes Library or drop the Media Folders back into the newly formatted iTunes.
     
  5. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok thank you!
     
  6. rugmankc Contributor

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    What then gets backed up (Exported) if while in iTunes you select File/Library/Export?

    I also thought iTunes got backed up under User/Music/iTunes? Not sure how you restore from that if at all?
     
  7. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    Bump,

    anyone familiar with doing this with a PC?
     

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