transfer music from itunes

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  1. iamvincent macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Hey folks,

    I just switched from PC to Macbook pro. How can i transfer music in itunes in my PC to itunes in my new mac, please? Is there any free sofware i could use to transfer all the music? I used one software, but it is not free and i tried the unregistered version which only enabled me to transfer 500 songs, but i have 800-ish songs. Thanks in advance
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The following search results don't help:

    or even this guide, found in the iTunes Discussion forum?
    Copying Music from your old PC to new Mac

    Please search before you post something that has been posted several times already.
    MRoogle is quite a good tool to search these forums.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files. - text - videos - text - keyboard shortcuts
  3. cycleswithin macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2009
    The steps appear to have changed a little bit in the guides, and i've not seen this mentioned (perhaps the latest version of iTunes is slightly different).

    iTunes version on both PC and Mac: 9.0.3 (15)

    - There appears to be no 'Consolidate Library' option under the Advanced menu on either PC or Mac iTunes. I'm not too concerned about this as i've always made sure 'Copy files to iTunes folder' and associated options are always ticked on PC and Mac.

    - The paths now seem to differ between PC and Mac (where i've just set up a blank Library after going through the first-time setup wizard).
    On PC it is... My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/
    on Mac it is now (in this vanilla empty library)... Music/iTunes/iTunes Media

    I think the process is a lot simpler than this guide would make out (i'm doing it over a network):

    Hopefully this guide is still workable and is what i'll follow:

    But my question is (sorry long post): Is it still fine to copy the PC iTunes library to my Mac considering the 2 differences above that now seem to exist?
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Are you sure about the "consolidate library" being gone? I'm still on 9.0.2. If that's the case, I won't be going to 9.0.3.
  5. cycleswithin macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2009
    I did a bit of digging through the menu system and it's now located within a pop-up from File > Library > Organise Library

    There's also a new option here to re-organise your directory into an iTunes Media folder, so I guess this is what i'm seeing in the vanilla iTunes library here on the Mac. I'm guessing that it is fine to transfer in the normal way and then i've got the option of turning it into 'iTunes Media' if I want.
  6. cycleswithin macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2009
    Update: I've managed to successfully transfer the library in the way that I suspected would be fine.

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