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Move an iTunes library to a new machine
Authored by: Schmolle on Nov 18, '05 04:56:26AM

Other than just moving files, you need to be concerned about play counts, etc. Playlist definitions can most likely be copied over in some automatic way, but if they depend on historic play data, you're still stuck.

I have an article up on my site explaining exactly how to deal with this issues. The article is Windows centric, so I would appreciate feedback from successful attempts on a Mac.

The basic principle is that by emptying the database file, you can trigger iTunes to reread the data from the XML file. Now, the thing to so is to modify the XML beforehand.

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Move an iTunes library to a new machine
Authored by: Kyle.Summer on Jun 08, '11 01:36:55AM
That thread is kinda old but I recently had to move my complete library from an old windows machine to my new mac. I have to say I was reluctant to follow the "manual" way as I am not so savvy with computers. Fortunately I stumble upon this simple step-by-step guide that walked me through the migration of my iTunes painlessly. I was so happy to copy my library so easily that I want to share this with you guys.

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