Love my new MBA--But Need to transfer address book contacts and iTunes playlists!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hellishness, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Ok so I got my new MBA which I'm typing on right now and I love it (I need to update my sig...). I got my most important data over, but all I need are my address book contacts and iTunes playlists and song/movie/tv show ratings.

    I copied my contacts from Application Support under Libraries. They are under Address Book in the folders "Metadata" and "Images". All the things in Metadata seem to be vCards, but when I double click one to open it, it just opens Address Book and nothing happens...Any help?

    Also, when I transferred my iTunes stuff over, everything's perfect except I'm missing all my song and album ratings (488 albums and 4226 songs, all hand-rated). I'm also missing my playlists which are VERY important.

    I have a backup of my whole hard drive from my MBP so I should be able to access these files, but does anyone know how or where? I copied over my whole music folder in Finder and I'm still missing my playlists and ratings :O

    I also have everything important (contacts and more important ratings/playlists) on my iPhone, which I haven't yet synced with my MBA. Is there any way to get these over WITHOUT risking deleting them all (you can lose them all if you click something like "replace" instead of "merge" and I'm scared to death to lose these.

    Thanks, PLEASE reply it will be a HUGE HUGE help.
  2. hwu182 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
  3. gonzoguy24 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I have not used Itunes in years because it is a PITA to transfer playlists and library. What a pain! I hope they have improved things.

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