Transferring Entire iTunes Library

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Alex-Sykes, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Alex-Sykes macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
    Derby, United Kingdom
    I've followed the steps on the Apple Website for 'How to move your music to a new computer' ( and upon completion of all the steps no music is showing within the iTunes App on my new rMBP.

    Using the option to locate the files has resulted in a complete mess! (See image below)


    Me and iTunes never get along when it comes to the initial setting up and I knew I would come across issues when moving to my new MacBook Pro.

    Could anyone please provide me with advice as to how to get iTunes back to the original state as when I received the machine and also as to how to go about ensuring everything is how it was from my old iTunes back on my iMac on to my MacBook Pro?

    Many thanks!
  2. Alex-Sykes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
    Derby, United Kingdom
    I have found the problem, it would appear the information given on the Apple Support page says to have iTunes open whilst copying over the iTunes folder from the old system.

    If iTunes is open then it does not succeed, I have managed to successfully replicate my library on my new rMBP by simply not having iTunes running. Makes logical sense I guess! :p
  3. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2011
    glad you have figured it out!
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    If you look at this video (even if he uses a Synology the move is same) then moving an iTunes Library is easier then it has even been.


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