Restoring iTunes Library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vbmike73, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. vbmike73 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    I had my PC crash and I'm trying to restore my library. I've looked at the steps on Apple Support on moving libraries from one computer to another, but they involve taking steps within iTunes prior to the move. I'm obviously unable to do that. So what I currently have is a backup of my iTunes folder and everything underneath it (iTunes Music folder, Album Artwork folder, etc.). Can I restore from this point or not? My main concern is saving transferring artwork, and not so much the playlists. If I can get everything great! Any ideas?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Have you tried simply copying the folder from the backup to the correct location? Sounds like it should just work...
  3. vbmike73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    I did, but then I found out you also have to launch iTunes while holding down the Shift key (on PC) or Opt on Mac, so that it will prompt you to select the library.

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