iTunes Library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Washac, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Hi All

    I am trying to move my iTunes library from one machine to another.

    I have copied across all the music from machine to the other, think I have done that bit correctly.

    The machine that the music was copied onto does not see any of it.

    Anybody offer any help with this please ?
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    You must also copy the library database file and point iTunes to it.
  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    simply connect the two Macs with a firewire cable, boot the source Mac in
    Target Disk Mode and drag the entire iTunes folder (not just the iTunes music folder) from <MacintoshHD>/users/<yourname>/music on the source to <MacintoshHD>/users/<yourname>/music on the target, overwriting the iTunes folder in place there.

    launching iTunes on the other machine will take you to the exact same library you were used to.
  4. Washac, Feb 17, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 17, 2011

    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    That's it done it, thanks :)


    Thanks done it now, I was failing to move over the libs file.

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