Question on getting iTunes from PC to Mac...

Topono

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Jun 12, 2006
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I plan on getting a Mac soon, and I need something cleared. All of my music is on iTunes right now on my PC. When I get my Mac, I would like to transfer my music to the Mac version of iTunes. I would like to do this without ripping the music to multiple CDs and importing them. Is there any way to do this without ripping the music to CDs? Thanks.
 

alexstein

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Aug 23, 2004
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There are several ways of doing this. The easiest but not the fastest is to create an ethernet network (or wireless network) with a router inbetween both machines. After the network is established just drag and drop!

If you have an external HDD format the HDD in FAT32 drag your iTunes library onto the external HDD. Plug the external drive into your new Mac and move the library over.

I don't Know for sure if this works between PC and Mac but the fastest way would be to connect both machines directly with a firewire cable. ...now that I think of it I think you could also use a ethernet cable and plug it into both of the machines.
 

Topono

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I do have a Wireless Network. But how would I drag iTunes from my PC to my Mac?
 

alexstein

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Make sure that you have a Network established between your Machines.

You can find help here.
Click

After you established a Network you can share as many folder as you want. Just find your iTunes folder on your PC. It's probably hidden in a subfolder named "iTunes" in the "My Music" folder


After that try to excess your Network form your Mac there will be a drop down menu choose the "iTunes" folder and just copy it over to your iTunes library on your Mac.
 

mad jew

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Ideally, you could use an iPod. FWIW, even though the linked page was made for use with an iPod, it still has a good outline of what exactly you'll need to copy across, no matter what medium you use. :)