iTunes Library to external drive.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacUser09, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. MacUser09 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2009
    I am moving from my iMac to MBP.

    Because of less internal storage I have copied my 1.5 TB iTunes Media folder to three 2TB external drives as a safety precaution.

    Now I have read that I should have copied the iTunes folder instead of iTunes Media. Will this make a difference?

    Also, in the iTunes folder I can see various (7) "Previous iTunes Libraries", going back to may 2013.
    Is it safe to delete these?

  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    It will make a difference. You'll need the whole iTunes folder.

    Once you get it moved to your external, plug it into your new MBP, open iTunes on the MBP, and direct it (under Preferences) to use the library located on the external drive.

    Unless there's media in the previous libraries that you don't have in your current one, they're safe to delete. Think of them as backups, in a sense.

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