iTunes data on two computers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tmshort, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. tmshort macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    I hope this is the right forum for this question. I have searched, googled, etc and not found a satisfactory answer.

    Briefly, I have used my iTunes on our MBP and on an old Dell PC. At various times I have downloaded music, TV shows, movies etc to either system. Our AppleTV syncs with the Dell, and purchased stuff is on there.

    I just bought a new 27" iMac and a qnap NAS. I want all the media to be on the NAS.

    How do I go about "merging" the iTunes data from the two computers into a single file on the NAS drive? Is there a way to do so - without losing stuff or without having to individually go through every single song, show, movie, etc.?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    you could use 3rd party tools such as TuneRanger to merge the two libraries, then copy the entire iTunes folder (not just the iTunes music folder) to the NAS.

    next, on the iMac, launch iTunes while pressing option on your keyboard, click on choose library when prompted and select the iTunes folder you just moved to the NAS.

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