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Use two iTunes libraries and one Music folder
Authored by: jfaughnan on Nov 08, '05 02:01:28PM

Great tip. I submitted something similar but Rob pointed me here. This is better.

Only one addition. If both users are on the same machine, you can copy the iTunes Library database file to the new user and have them work with that as a starting point. So they get new lists, etc.

Also, for years I did something like this between XP and Mac, but it was a weird setup. Everything lived on the PC, including the Mac Library database file. There was a second database file on the PC too. I used to drag and drop the entire music library of 3000 tunes onto iTunes PC to create the PC database. The Mac client's iTunes folder had been replaced with a shortcut pointing to the files on the PC. Weird. Only problem was some character that was legal in one OS and not the other, I think either a hyphen or a slash or a colon.

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