Transfer iTunes library

Discussion in 'UK Macs' started by Andy Fraser, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Andy Fraser

    Andy Fraser Guest

    Hi,

    I have a new Macbook on order and will want to transfer my iTunes library
    from my mini to the Macbook.

    IIRC there's an option on first boot to transfer settings from one Mac to
    another. I don't want to transfer everything, just iTunes. Can this do it?

    There's an article on Apple's site showing how to copy the whole iTunes
    directory to an iPod then just copy it back. I'm assuming that that will
    work across a network too. Anyone tried it?

    TIA
     
    Andy Fraser, Nov 18, 2006
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  2. Andy Fraser

    Jon B Guest

    Yep, just plug them both on the network, ensure the macbook is running
    the same version or higher than the mini, log onto the mini, grab the
    complete itunes folder and replace the blank one on the macbook, fire up
    iTunes...
     
    Jon B, Nov 18, 2006
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  3. Andy Fraser

    Andy Fraser Guest

    Jon B wrote:

    [snip]
    Excellent! Many thanks for such a quick response! I should know by now that
    anything Apple is going to be easy. :eek:)
     
    Andy Fraser, Nov 18, 2006
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  4. Andy Fraser

    Ian McCall Guest


    There is a slight downside to be aware of in this, and one I don't know
    a way around. An iPod will now believe those two machines have the same
    library, and that it should sync with either of them should it be
    plugged in.

    I don't know how to copy a complete library, playlists and playcounts
    complete, but have the two machines still believe they're different
    libraries and get the correct iPod behaviour back.


    Cheers,
    Ian
     
    Ian McCall, Nov 18, 2006
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