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Move an iTunes library to a new machine
Authored by: tf23 on Feb 20, '04 05:01:36AM

That's how I do it.

The linux FS has a 'music' share on it. I set iTunes to *not* copy files into itself. Then I mounted the music share. Dragged it into iTunes. iTunes scans all the files.

Now, when I rip a cd, it's written to my local mac's iTunes directory in my account's home dir. Then I copy everything it ripped from ~/iTunes/iTunes\ Music to /Volumes/Music/iTunes\ Music. Then remove the newly imported files from iTunes, and then copy whatever was just added to the music share back into itunes.

That way iTunes references the file from the share, not my local drive.





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