transfering music from hard drive onto mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by samiam0606, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. samiam0606 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I just received a mac from my brother he was no longer using. I have only used PCs until now. Many of the desktop icons are missing, such as itunes and firefox. How do I restore these?

    I also have pictures and music saved on an external hard drive I would like to import to the mac but don't know how. When I click on the icon to my itunes library on my hard drive, the itunes icon appears on the bottom menu and I am asked to agree to the software license agreement. It then says "the folder 'itunes' cannot be found or created, and is required. The default location for this folder is inside the music folder." Where is this music folder and how do I get past this?

    I appreciate any advise! Thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    iTunes stores its music and library under Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Music / iTunes.

    Icons for applications are normally put into the Dock and not the Desktop, applications reside under Macintosh HD / Applications.

    Macintosh HD is the name of the volume/partition or HDD Mac OS X resides on, but it could have been changed to something else.

    What specific Mac (3) and Mac OS X version (2) do you use?

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  3. samiam0606 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's an iMac 5,2. Thanks for those links, I will take a look at those. How do I reach "Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Music / iTunes"? ie where is macintosh HD located on the desktop?

    Thanks!
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you have enabled to show it on the Desktop, it should be on the top right, unless other icons prevent it from showing it there.

    Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the Desktop > Hard disks
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    Mac OS X 101: Finder and the Desktop


    The Macintosh HD icon

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    but as written before, your brother might have renamed Macintosh HD to something else, the icon should look the same though, except if he changed that too.
     
  5. bender o macrumors 6502

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    I used to drag the music directly on itunes but that made it copy and use twice the space, when upgrading to a mbp I put it on a folder and then dragged it to the get automatically to itunes folder (I don't know the name in english) and it worked like a charm it added music apps ringtones everything :)
     

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