Move iTunes account from 1 mac to another ?

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  1. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    OK I got my son a new to us macbook and want to transfer his music and account from the old mac to the new one.
    Both are Powerbook G4's
    Its only about 12 gigs of music BUT his iPod is only 8 gigs. Is there a way to do this easily?

    I have searched and found long drawn out ways to do it but for such a small library I know there must be an easier way.

    Thanks for any help.... need to get it done before xmas :D
     
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Connect the two with Ethernet and enable Sharing in System Preferences. You can copy the entire library and paste it into the new computer. Then authorize the computer in iTunes.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I would think all you'd have to do is copy the Music folder then in iTunes login and authorize.
     
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    What benhollberg said or use a USB Bridge Cable or external hard drive.

    Just replace the 'iTunes' folder in the new PB with the 'iTunes' folder from the old. iTunes should automatically update the library files.
     
  5. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    Some of the music he bought on iTunes and the rest was from his CD collection.
    Ill give what benhollberg said a go ...

    Thank you for the fast replies !!!
     

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