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Relocation of iTunes library preserving structure, ratings
Authored by: rnh on Nov 25, '05 07:48:46PM

Now your suggestion under Caveat 2 works.

iTunes 6.0.1 saves all this information in the xml version of your library. After quitting iTunes, I moved my music around (to a different partition), edited the xml file to indicate the new location, saved this new version on my Desktop, deleted the library data base and xml file from the iTunes folder, restarted iTunes and imported the recently edited xml file.

CAUTION: don't save the edited xml in the iTunes folder!

It wasn't mentioned but if you are just moving your music around on a single volume, skip all this, just drag things around with the finder.

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Relocation of iTunes library preserving structure, ratings
Authored by: Link33 on Feb 24, '06 11:37:51AM

I know this thread is getting old. I found this solution to be the easiest way to go short of consolidating the library. (iTunes froze when I consolidated--not a beach ball freeze--a full out mouse only working system freeze.)
I used TextEdit to do the find and replace, and then the Import. Took a little while but very nicely updated my library.
Thanks a million!

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