Transfer iTunes library from old machine to new machine

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MythicFrost, May 7, 2010.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm transferring my iTunes media folder over to my new machine, but I'd also like my playlists and everything else etc... to be in tact.

    Is there anyway I can get that to work? What files do I need to copy over?
     
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

    macuserx86

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    #2
    Connect the other computer to yours using firewire target disk mode (assuming it's a mac), then transfer the entire iTunes folder to your new computer. Done

    Edit: you might need to transfer some iTunes preferences over. just copy the files in /yourusername/Library/Preferences/ and use them instead of the ones on your new computer.
     

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  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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  4. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

    macuserx86

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    #4
    No worries

    Firewire target disk mode is one of the main reasons to buy a Mac, I love that sh*t.
     

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