Songs from iTunes to other cpu

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Espo, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Espo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Location:
    NY
    #1
    Im running on windows XP, and i would like to export all the files from my desktop to my laptop from iTunes. Is there any way that i can do this? I tried exporting the library but it doesnt import all the songs on my laptop because it says that not all the files are found on the laptop... any help would be appreciated thank you.
     
  2. Oceansized macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    #2
    Can't you just connect the two computers to your network and transfer the files over?
     
  3. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Location:
    NY
  4. Oceansized macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    #4
    Do you have both computers connected to your home internet?
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #5
    You need to get the iTunes Music folder from one machine to the other.

    Obviously, Ethernet is one way to go. If you have a wireless network, the data transfer might be a bit slow.

    Can you connect via Firewire? This will show up in Windows networking as a 1394 device I believe. Firewire is pretty fast. The other option, beyond using your internal network, is to just use an external drive to ferry the files from one computer to the other.

    How much data are we talking about here?
     
  6. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Location:
    NY
    #6
    Im not sure what firewire is...

    I have a wireless router, where my laptop is connected to the router and my desktop is connected directly to the Cable modem. I tried exporting my music file from my desktop, placed it on a flashdrive, but when i imported the music folder, it said only certain songs can be imported, those were the few songs that were already on the laptop, unless im doing that all wrong...

    I would not mind doing it through ethernet, would i have to connect my desktop to the laptop through an ethernet cable? and then transfer the music that way?

    Thank you for all the help.
     
  7. Oceansized macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    #7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

    Don't need to connect the computers directly. Just have them both on your network.

    Sounds like what your doing is just transferring you iTunes library file.

    You need to locate all your music on your computer and transfer that.
     

Share This Page