Moving iTunes library on a PC !!!

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    Dec 20, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    Moving iTunes library on a PC !!!

    Hi all,

    I'm tired of using my iPod with my old PC so I want to start using it with my new PC. I know how to transfer iTunes libraries from computer to computer but the difficulty I'm having is that all my music is on an external hard drive, so the music is going to stay in the same place.

    The problem I can't wrap my head around is how to get my playlists and everything into the new iTunes library. All the forums tell you how to transfer everything from an old computer to a new computer, but as I mentioned, it's all staying on the external hard drive.

    I hope this makes sense (brain = friend) and thanks in advance.

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  • turbid2wenty

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    Dec 20, 2010 12:44 PM GMT
    Go into iTunes, find where your default media location is -- Edit --> Preferences --> Advanced tab. Then, go to the root path of the iTunes folder (usually C:UsersMy MusiciTunes, or Cicon_biggrin.gifocuments and SettingsMy Music, or Cicon_biggrin.gifocuments and SettingsMy DocumentsMy Music...), find the file 'iTunes Music Library.xml' and open it up in a text editor.

    There should be a line that looks something like "key Location string file://localhost/C:/Users/username/Music/iTunes/iTunes%20Media/Podcasts/Filmjitsu!/Episode%2038%20%E2%80%93%20The%20Room.mp3 /string" -- it should be nested between two tags called "dict". (Note -- I had to take out the < and > brackets because it was trying to render these and taking them out...)

    Make sure the external media is mounted on the same physical drive letter as the old PC, and copy the XML file to the iTunes root folder on the new machine, and you should be good.
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    VanLumet saidMoving iTunes library on a PC !!!

    Hi all,

    I'm tired of using my iPod with my old PC so I want to start using it with my new PC. I know how to transfer iTunes libraries from computer to computer but the difficulty I'm having is that all my music is on an external hard drive, so the music is going to stay in the same place.

    The problem I can't wrap my head around is how to get my playlists and everything into the new iTunes library. All the forums tell you how to transfer everything from an old computer to a new computer, but as I mentioned, it's all staying on the external hard drive.

    I hope this makes sense (brain = friend) and thanks in advance.

    d_8



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