Wiping hard drive and reinstalling OS. How to keep everything in iTunes ...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by danpass, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Preferences, playlists, purchased music, etc.


    I figured there was a thread just like this already but didn't find it.


    thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Copy your whole Music/iTunes folder to an external HD. Copy it back into your ~/Music folder after the installation. That's it. :)
     
  3. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok. That appears to be ONE step. What about prefs, db backups, etc?

    Seems iTunes is in an Apple folder, a Common Files folder and other places on the C drive ……
     
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. It might be more complicated on a PC.

    Does anyone know how it works over there? :)
     
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Look for a menu item named "Backup" in iTunes.
     
  6. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    That's a great idea. If your library is quite small, backing up to DVDs might be the way to go.
     
  7. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I had originally set up my itunes folder to be on a separate drive. fortunately itunes just picked that up and it seems that all the other info (apps, etc) was somewhere in that folder as well.
     

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