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Importing My Playlists to my MBP Retina

356 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 8:35 PM by Chris CA RSS
Fred Davenport Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 9, 2012 7:29 PM

Everytime I buy a new Mac (over 100 times), the importing of my files, songs, movies, podcasts and playlists is a "gong show" at best.


I am now wondering and hoping if someone can help me with importing my iTunes "playlists" to my new Mac Book Pro (10.8) "Retina Display".


Thx Much to anyone who can help

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to Fred Davenport)

    You have purchased over 100 new Mac computers?

    And you don't know how to migrate data?



    1. Copy the entire /Music/iTunes/folder from old computer to /Music/ on new computer.
    2. Launch iTunes.

    That is all you need to do.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to Fred Davenport)

    Fred Davenport wrote:


    Sorry that so many of you guys trying to accumulate points are so nasty to us who need help.

    Sorry too. Don't know who you saw being nasty but it happens.

    Most people don't seem to care much about the points (I know I don't). Points are awarded ONLY by the user who posted the question. There is no other way to get points.

    I did exactly as you said and and all my playlists were NOT there. turns out you need to also bring over a iTunes preference file.

    No, you don't need to bring over any preferences file. Copying the entire iTunes folder is enough. Copying a preferences file has nothing to do with getting the playlists in the new iTunes as they ae all contained in the iTunes library file in the iTunes folder.


    Good Luck collecting your points by being so nasty to us long time users.

    No idea where you thought I was being nasty?

    Because I asked if you really didn't know how to migrate data?


    You could use Migration Assistant and let it take care of everything for you.


    I would think that would be one of the things you were best at.

    Guess I was wrong. Sorry you took my post the wrong way.


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