PC to Mac, retain settings, etc...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cyroceon, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    Hello all,

    I will be buying a Macbook in the near future and I just want to know the proper procedure for migrating my iTunes, specifically my iPhone stuff over. Basically, I got my contacts as vCards and I can export my calendar from Outlook into iCal just fine. The thing that is worrying me is my songs, playlists, etc... How can I get get the backup of all iPhone settings and stuff over to the MacBook? Can I copy the iTunes iPhone backup from the windows machine to the MacBook?
     
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    im not sure about copying the itunes library file should do the trick. it is located in the itunes folder under your music. it should be a data file called iTunes Library. this will keep your playlist data and information. copying the whole itunes folder might be easier
     
  3. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    I'm familiar with this method, however I did not know If it would work. I dont know if the iTunes folder on mac is organized the same way.
     
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    it is, it should be at least
     
  5. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

    chr1s60

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    I just did this recently for my Dad's iPhone when he moved from a PC to an iMac. On the PC I transferred all the songs to the iMac on their own and I also exported his playlist that he used with the iPhone. Once the iMac was set up and the actual music had been transferred, I just imported the playlist I had exported from the PC. It worked fine that way for me.
     
  6. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    But when you went to sync up the iPhone did it retain the iPhone settings and import them to the new iTunes on Mac?
     
  7. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

    chr1s60

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    As far as I know it did. Since it wasn't my iPhone I can't be 100% sure, but I usually get a call whenever my dad can't figure out why something happened with his phone or computer and I didn't get a call, so that tells me that nothing changed. Again, I'm not 100% sure on that one.
     

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