Moving iTunes Library from windows to OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Winter Charm, May 2, 2009.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    Okay. so on my macbook, i am planning to move my iTunes Library from my windows partition in bootcamp to my OS X partition. I made this decision after seeing how fast iTunes runs in OSX compared to windows :eek:

    So i was looking up some stuff, and i found this little tidbit on the apple webiste.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

    It says that you can back up your iTunes Library to an external drive. I have already consolidated it and done everything but the dragging and dropping.

    If i move my library to the external drive, can i then put that entire folder on my Mac?? (i am saving it to a Fat 32 file system on my 16 GB Flash drive) and if i do that in the location provided in Apple's tutorial, will it work? will i be able to connect my iPod and start syncing? will DRM affect this? (i have already authorized iTunes under Mac OS X.

    Please help!!!

    PS: Are there any alternative methods to move your iTunes Library from a Windows bootcamp partition to the OS X partition?

    Thanks!! :apple:
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Just do as the tutorial says, and it will be fine.
     
  3. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. That is the best method and it is fairly easy. Good luck!
     

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