Moving iTunes library to a new mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Knifey-Spoony, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Knifey-Spoony macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    How do I transfer everything from iTunes from my old mac to my new one? I want to transfer everything including music, movies, all my iPhone apps and iDevice backups. I'll probably have to authorize this new mac for my downloaded apps which I'm fine with, I just don't want to redownload all of my stuff again.
  2. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    If you go into your music folder then click on the iTunes folder. You should see an iTunes media folder. Thats where all your music, apps, podcast, movies and what not are stored. Just copy that to an external hard drive. Next plug said hard drive into new computer and transfer all that into the new iTunes. And yes you will have to authorize your new computer's iTunes to gain access to anything that came from the iTunes or App store. Hope this helps. Any other questions let me know.

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