Starting Fresh With iTunes way to get music back in/import?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Silverstring, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Silverstring macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Had some library troubles with iTunes 9, and decided to do a clean install of not only the program, but of Snow Leopard itself. I was waiting on an iTunes update to come out before I decided to re-load my library in, since I didn't want to risk repeat problems (I've always been one of those bleeding edge-ers, and this is the 1st time I've ever had a problem/held back...guess I learned my lesson). 9.0.1 is out and seems to address the problems I'd been having, but I caught the "start fresh" bug and I want to start over with iTunes. No playlists, play counts, etc need to be saved.

    I do have a full backup of my previous system (thanks SuperDuper!), and I'm wondering what the best way to get all of my music back into iTunes is.

    -Do I use the Finder to simply drag the contents of my old "iTunes Music" folder into the new "iTunes Media" folder?

    -Do I drag the whole folder and drop it onto the iTunes window? (I'm worried this method won't put iPhone apps, ringtones, audiobooks and podcasts in the right place).

    -Do I use the import function?

    Notes: prior to making the backup, I did upgrade to/select iTunes Media Organization

    I did see THIS article: but it says it's old and I wonder if it applies to iTunes 9.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    I am not positive. I have only backed up to DVD-Rs (15 of them:) ), although i am going to get another external HD soon just for iTunes. I would think That you would go to file/add to library/ and then choose where your back-up is.

    When i reformatted a few weeks ago, i just simply put in my back up discs, and went from there..

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