Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to A DC Wonk)
You need to recover the whole iTunes folder which is in your Music folder under your user profile.
This folder includes iTunes libraries with your playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to tzbikowski)
Thanks . . . unfortunately I've already started transferring a lot of stuff peicemeal, purchased a few items, etc.
So, it seems my choice is to: (a) start all over transferring stuff from old machine from scratch; or (b) start recreating my playlists from scratch
Is there an option "c" -- i.e.,are there particular files that contain the playlists?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to A DC Wonk)
you can start iTunes with ALT key down (SHIFT on Windows) and open the old library from yoru old iTunes folder.
Then export your playlists.
reopen iTunes with your current library and import playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to tzbikowski)
Whoa . . . that's a whole new concept for me.
Have _two_ iTunes folders on my machine? How do I name them so that iTunes will recognize one of them as the "old" one, and one of them as the "new" one?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to A DC Wonk)
iTunes will not differentiate automatically between which one is old and whoch one is new.
You need to switch manually when you need to - it means pointing manually to the libraries.
So keep the name of iTunes folder the same just call the parrent folders where you keep the - whatever you want to call the.
Make sure that you always work in the right iTunes media folder.
Location can be set in iTunes Preferences / Advanced.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to tzbikowski)
I'll give it a try -- thank you very much!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2014 1:57 PM (in response to tzbikowski)
Gosh! I'd sure like to thank you for this time saving solution.
I had imagined it would be much more difficult and was dreading the recreation of my playlists for months.