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1819 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2010 7:56 PM by bug67
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2010 3:34 AM (in response to calmlaunch)This is easy if you have an external hard drive. If so, plug it in to your PC and navigate to your iTunes folder. Yours may be different but mine is found by clicking Start>Music>iTunes.
Drag and drop the entire iTunes folder onto the external drive.
When the file transfer is complete, drag the iTunes folder you copied to the external drive and replace the one on your Mac with it. Everything should be just like it was in iTunes on your PC.
Same thing can be done via wireless network. This might be a little slow depending on the network.
Another way I can think of is if your PC has a firewire connection. With the Mac not running, connect it to your PC with a firewire cable. While holding down the "t" key on the Mac, boot it up. This starts the Mac in Target Disk Mode. The PC will then see the Mac as another hard drive and you can then drag and drop your iTunes folder onto the Mac that way.PowerPC G5; PowerBook G4; Dell XPS 400; HP dv8t; Compaq Presario V3020, Other OS, OS X 10.5.8; Windows 7; Linux Mint 10 (Julia)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2010 4:48 PM (in response to bug67)Thanks for the info,
So I copied the itunes folder from my music folder in my PC onto an external hard drive. I deleted the itunes folder on my mac and replaced it with the one from external hard drive. Then i started itunes on my mac and.....nothing, no music, no apps etc.
On my mac I looked in itunes, preferences, advanced and changed the itunes media folder location from .trash (as i had deleted the original in the mac and it had automatically followed the folder to the trash bin) so it now was directed at my old itunes folder ( the one from my PC) and ......nothing.
Any further advice?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2010 8:01 PM (in response to calmlaunch)Try opening iTunes on your Mac and dropping the iTunes folder you copied from your PC into iTunes.PowerPC G5; PowerBook G4; Dell XPS 400; HP dv8t; Compaq Presario V3020, Other OS, OS X 10.5.8; Windows 7; Linux Mint 10 (Julia)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2010 11:14 PM (in response to bug67)Ok, i restored the original 'empty' itunes folder on my mac from the trash, then i copied the itunes folder on my external harddrive and pasted into the music folder, one branch above itunes on the mac.
It asked if it should overwrite any files with the same name, i answered yes.
Then i shut down the computer and restarted, opened itunes and unfortunately it still doesnt recognize the 'new' itunes folder, so my actual itunes still doesnt show any music or apps.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 7:56 PM (in response to calmlaunch)I am at a loss. Both the above explained methods of transfer have worked for me both ways on several occasions.
Again, try opening iTunes and dropping the folder you copied from your PC directly to iTunes.
An mp3 is an mp3 and an ipa is an ipa. If all else fails, you can directly drag and drop your music files and your apps directly into the iTunes application. You may have to reorganize everything but, it'll all be there.PowerPC G5; PowerBook G4; Dell XPS 400; HP dv8t; Compaq Presario V3020, Other OS, OS X 10.5.8; Windows 7; Linux Mint 10 (Julia)