windows itunes library file to macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deanops, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. deanops macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    hi all, recently purchased a macbook, and i have copied all my music over from my windows pc to my mac...

    with this however, my metadata (such as playlists, rating... etc..) are gone, and i need my playlists...

    my question here is, if i copy my .itl fie from mty pc and paste it over the one on the mac, will it recognise it? and, hence, will i have my metadata back...

    Please, i have tried the scripts that make playists out of each album, but it wont work, please help

    thanks in advance
  2. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
  4. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2006
    washington dc
    Try copying the ITL file over to your mac as you suggested in your post. When I bought my macbook that is all I needed to do (although I had to delete the ".itl" extension from the file name). When I opened iTunes my library was all there, including playcounts, playlists, etc.
  5. kingpause macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    The MacGuide method did not copy over my last played or play count info, and just trying to open the .itl file in itunes did not do anything. What am I doing wrong?

    Sorry, Mac noob here.
  6. kingpause macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    I should say that when I import the .xml file I get an "unknown error (-50)". It was able to import about 50 songs, and will play them and everything.

    Also noticing that my playlists did not get copied over, either.
  7. kingpause macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    Got it (I think). Just copied over the .itl file again - first time didn't "take", apparently. Lost the path to a bunch of songs, which is no big deal because the songs themselves are still there, and all I have to do is point to them. Thanks for the info! Looking forward to learning more. :)

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