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Moving music from external to internal - what do I need to do?

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clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)
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Mar 17, 2012 1:55 AM

Most of the discussions here regarding moving music seem to be from moving to an internal device to external. I have the opposite situation coming up and need some help.


I'm getting a new MacBook Pro (late 2011) next week with a 500 Gb internal HD. I have a 6-year-old "first generation" MBP that came with a 100 Gb drive and had no room for my 162 Gb iTunes library. Now that I have the space, I want to copy all my music from the external to the internal, and although I know that I should copy my "iTunes" folder on the external to the "Music" folder on the new computer, I'm unsure whether or not iTunes will "fix" the paths on it's own, or whether I'll have to drag all 2,000+ folders to the iTunes app to have it recognize the path changes.


Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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