Moving iTunes content

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  1. dude963841 macrumors member

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    am getting a new vista of and want to transfer my music from a xp computer, I KNOW WHERE TO PUT IT AND IT IS ALREADY BACKED UP ON A EXTERNAL DRIVE, but will my same playlists be there, so my iPod touch will continue to sync with the same playlists. ( yes I know I'm getting vista... I still can't afford a mac but I want one sooooo badly)
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you copy the entire iTunes folder, then yes, everything should still be there. Although, for some reason, I dont think the play counts transfer.
     
  3. dude963841 thread starter macrumors member

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    So my iPod will regularly sync, no content will be erased?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It should. Since the computer changed, it may need to reset and resync everything - which will take a while, just make sure you arent in a hurry.
     
  5. dude963841 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks everone is very helpful! :)
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not a problem. Be sure to deauthorize your old computer before you are done with it.
     
  7. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've moved from computer to computer and usually just copy my entire iTunes folder from one to the other.
    I've tried so many different ways, but I think thats the best.
    One time, I accidentally doubled my entire library though... I think I must've pasted the album twice or something... who knows.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You have to be sure to move the entire folder, including all the .xml files, since those are actually the library.
     

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