Snow Leopard & iTunes - Clean Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MKCLLNS, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. MKCLLNS macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    #1
    I currently have my itunes pretty much the way I like - I have used the rating system and the play count feature etc. alot. BUT I am planning on doing a clean install of Snow Leopard when I get it.

    Is there a way to copy this data over on a HDD and then copy and paste it?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Location:
    Langley, Washington
    #2
    Just drag your entire library, xml files and music/videos, then place them in the same location when you are done upgrading your computer. Everything should continue to work, with all information saved. I've done it 3 times on my PBG4 with no problems.

    TEG
     
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    #3
    Copy the whole itunes folder, not just the itunes music folder, and direct itunes to it. Simple as that.
     
  4. MKCLLNS thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    #4
    thanks...noob question i know - but i'm learning
     
  5. zwaldowski macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    #5
    Copy the /Users/(Username)/Music/iTunes folder back, and hold down Option while starting up iTunes for the first time.
     
  6. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    #6
    it's ok ;) it also give us a chance to look smart :p
     
  7. CultHero macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #7
    just be careful as I just did this moving from Tiger to Leopard (late adopter ;) ) and had some issues. I had to use file - add to library to rebuild for some reason. I use and external drive as a file server for my library though so that may have had something to do with it.

    I did get everything working again but it lost all my play counts. That is all though
     
  8. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    #8
    If you point itunes to the folder that contains all the relevant library files and folders (see screenshot) you should have no problems. I recall you saying your thread on this that you tried pointing itunes to the itunes music folder. That would have been the problem.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. CultHero macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
  10. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Albany
    #10
    You need to deauthorize your iTunes account on your computer if you're doing a clean install, correct? I screwed up on a Dell Dimension 4300S and now I don't have the use of that account anymore.
     
  11. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Location:
    Europe
    #11
    what do you mean ?
    edit: I got it : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420
     

Share This Page