iTunes - sharing and porting library

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  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

    OldCorpse

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    #1
    Situation:

    1)On my G4 mini, I have iTunes 9.0.3 which houses my current music library (not music files)

    2)On an external drive, I have all my music files, organized by iTunes.

    3)My new iMac - has exactly the same iTunes 9.03 installed. I have no music on my new iMac and in fact have not even opened iTunes as yet.

    Can I:

    a)Copy the entire iTunes Folder (located inside the Music folder) on the mini, and paste it into the iMac Music folder, replacing the iMac iTunes Folder.

    b)Disconnect from the mini the external drive on which I have all my music files organized by iTunes, and hook it up to the new iMac.

    Will my new iMac now play the music through iTunes just like the mini did? And after that, can I simply switch the external music hard drive between the iMac and mini as I please as long as I don't add/modify music in one and not the other library?

    TIA!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    From my limited experience (two different version of itunes, 7 and 8) it should work.
     
  3. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

    OldCorpse

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    Thank you spinnerlys! I hope you are right :)
     
  4. theopticnerve macrumors newbie

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    Just hold down the option key when you launch iTunes. Then you can choose the library from the HD. Or you could just turn on Home Sharing on both machines.
     

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