Moving iTunes to another Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by old-wiz, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I have an iMac and a 2011 13" MBP, both running Lion 10.7.2 with iTunes 10.5.3. The iMac is the main system, and I do all the iTunes purchases there for an iPhone 4S, an iPod Touch 4G, and an iPod Touch 3G.

    What I wanted to do was to have a full copy of iTunes stuff on the MBP, including the device backups. After searching threads and banging my head against the wall a bit, I've come up with what I needed to move:

    Copy as below:

    in HD/Music/iTunes Copy the iTunes folder. (The main iTunes lib)

    In HD/Library/Application Support/MobileSync (device backups)
    Copy the Backup folder.

    in HD/Library/iTunes Copy everything under it: (3 directories)
    iPod Software Updates
    iTunes Plug-ins
    Mobile Backups
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    This seems to be working, and I was hoping anyone who's done this in the past would review this and see if I have missed anything.
     
  2. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

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    Alternatively you could have used migration assistant and simply migrated the user data?
     
  3. old-wiz thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm not migrating. both computers are still in use and will continue to be used, but only one to get stuff from iTunes.
     
  4. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

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    Still, I am sure you can use it as a tool to help you move what appears to be a large database of music. But you've done it now and it evidently worked. There's no right and wrong way! If it worked, it's the right one for you
     

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