Moving Itunes From Windows to Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bossmanjunior, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. bossmanjunior macrumors member

    bossmanjunior

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    I couldnt find an updated thread for the newest version of itunes. I'm getting a new mbp and i want to transfer my itunes library from my lenovo to my mbp. I want to keep my play counts, playlists, and ratings. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The new version should not have changed anything. Whilst iTunes is not running (on either machine) copy the entire iTunes folder from one to the other.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    (Assuming you are letting iTunes organize your library).

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  4. bossmanjunior thread starter macrumors member

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    will that keep my playlists, ratings, and play counts though?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes.

    Edit to add: just to be clear you need to copy the folder that has the library file in it, not just the iTunes Music folder.
     
  6. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    You should also copy the directory with your iPhone/iPad backups, so that iTunes doesn't treat them like new devices.
    Mac - ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
    Windows - C:\Documents and Settings\YourNamedDirectory\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
     
  7. bossmanjunior thread starter macrumors member

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