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Move an iTunes library to a new machine
Authored by: sfn on Jan 14, '04 02:02:39PM

I have found that, that only works if the paths to the song files are the same (username, hd name).

Consolidate the Library to the default location if it is not already.
Copy the iTunes folder to the new machine while logged into the new machine, replacing the an existing iTunes folder.
Delete the com.apple.iTunes.plist file if one exists. This insures that the .plist file is newer than the iTunes 4 Music Library.
Launch iTunes.

iTunes sees a mismatch in song folder locations and corrects the paths using the newer location. No need to hand-edit the .xml file.

This works to transfer the Library and songs to a new machine, or a new user.

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-sfn



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