Reformatting my iMac. Is there a way to save the play count of my songs on iTunes?

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  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    Reformatting my iMac. Is there a way to save the play count of my songs on iTunes?

    Cheers guys!
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Are you fully backing up your account and planning to restore it (via migration assistant) to the fresh install? If so, all your iTunes data should be fine.

    If you weren't planning on doing that, you probably should be, but even so, if you back up your full iTunes folder I believe the metadata, including play counts, is stored in there. If not, it would be in your user's Library folder, along with all your other prefs, which I assume you want and therefore are backing up anyway.
     
  3. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick reply :)

    Yeah, I'm not doing a backup. Just a clean reformatting. So the second option will keep my iTunes song play count?
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    Yes, it will.

    I was surprised that it worked with migration assistant between my old MacBook and my new iMac.
     
  5. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your help stridemat. much appreciated!
     

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