Restoring iTunes Library

vbmike73

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Nov 8, 2008
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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?
 

robbieduncan

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Have you tried simply copying the folder from the backup to the correct location? Sounds like it should just work...
 
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vbmike73

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Nov 8, 2008
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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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