Transfering iTunes library from Macbook to iMac

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  1. 6ftunder macrumors member

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    Since my iMac arrived I want to sell my Macbook, but before I do that, I would like to transfer my whole library with the play counts/date added info. VERY important.

    I have done this before from a PC to that Macbook but that was a few years ago so some things may have changed? Also, when I transfer the library, will that also transfer the backups for my iPhone/iPod or will I lose those and have to restore them?

    Macbook is running latest Lion, iMac is running latest Mountain Lion.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just follow this guide to move iTunes.

    You iOS backups are in the folder ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync.

    Just click the desktop to bring focus to the Finder, the hit shift-command-g and enter ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync in the popup, then enter. You will see a folder there called "Backup" with a backup for each iOS device. Just move that Backup folder to the new machine.
     
  3. 6ftunder thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! And I'll get to keep all the info (play counts etc.)?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes you will. Just make sure you move the entire iTunes folder.
     
  5. 6ftunder thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome, it's transferring right now. so much less hassle while doing it mac to mac. :)
     

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