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aturnbull Calculating status...
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I have created multiple libraries for my itunes. I would like to move music from one library to another now, and don't know how to do it....can anyone help?
macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5 (6,300 points)
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    Nov 22, 2009 10:44 PM (in response to aturnbull)
    Move as in combine the 2 Libraries together?

    MBP 2.5/2/320 - iTunes 9.0.2 - TV - iPhone 3GS 32 gig, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPod Touch 32 - iPod Photo 60 gig - iPod 2nd gen 20 gig - Blue Shuffle
  • Psilocybe Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 25, 2010 10:06 PM (in response to aturnbull)
    As long as the contents in both libraries are unique:

    1. Open iTunes on Library 1, drag Library 2 on iTunes icon in dock. OR
    2. Open iTunes on Library 1: File > Add to Library... CMD O > Select Library 2

    If you do have non-unique items, you may end up with duplicate files.

    Make sure that the following are checked in iTunes > Preferences > Advanced >
    - 'Keep iTunes Media folder organized'
    - 'Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library'
    Mac Pro 2.8x8, Mac OS X (10.6.5), NVidia GT 120 | 10GB | RAID 0 | 20" Samsung | 23" ACD
  • oogan66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2010 10:32 PM (in response to Psilocybe)
    The Post above mine seems like it should work, but I've just tried it countless times, with no result.
    I've tried doing the drag and drop onto the iTunes icon in the Dock, and also tried the "Add to Library" option. Neither seem to work.

    If I use the drag and drop option, and hold library 2 over the the iTunes icon, after a couple of seconds my library 1 window shrinks (like it's been "Exposéd"), and highlights with a blue line around it, but if I either drop the library 2 onto the Dock icon, or onto the library 1 window, nothing happens.

    Any theories on why?
    Both libraries live on one Mac. Both are uniquely named.

    Hope you can help.
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