Mac iTunes Library in Windows Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Fallinangel, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Fallinangel macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2005

    I have a 200GB partition where Windows Vista is installed and about 550GB for OS X. Every thing's on the same HD!
    Furthermore, I have 500GB LaCie drive for Time Machine backups.
    My iTunes Music library is stored in the Music folder on OS X!

    Is it possible to use/import the same library in Win-iTunes or will that corrupt the folder structure, XML database, or anything else on Mac OS X?
    I can't risk to destroy my Mac iTunes Library because I've invested a huge amount of time to built it!
    But, on the other hand, I can't keep a duplicate library for Vista either, because it's about 210GB!

    Would WinAMP be an alternative?

  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    you could buy and isntall MacDrive to enable read/write support to your Mac partition then point Vista's iTunes to your Mac's iTunes library.
  3. hitnrun7 Guest

    Jul 3, 2008
    I think that is the only option.
  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Unfortunately, the retards behind MacDrive forgot to make a 64-bit version (which they're working on now). So, if you're running Vista 64, you're out of luck with MacDrive. Otherwise, go for it.
  5. zedsain macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2008
    I was wondering if anyone can help me out.

    I have a MBP and am running Vista on Bootcamp. I am working on sharing my ITUNES Music libraries between Mac OSX and Vista.

    I installed MacDrive and can now access my Mac OSX drive from Vista. When I browse the Mac drive in Vista, i can clearly see the ITUNES library file in /users/accountname/music/itunes folder.

    The weird thing is that when I start ITunes in Vista, and hold down the SHIFT key and I click the "Choose Library" link and then browse to the exact same folder location, the ITunes browser will not see or recognize the ITunes library files even though I can see them clearly there when browsing the Mac HD in Vista.

    Does anyone have any advice?

    I tried checking the "Share Library" option in ITunes preferences in Mac OSX but still ITunes in Vista can't/won't see or recognize the library file exists in the folder where it is stored.


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