My itunes back up is a hodgepodge of 16,000 songs. How do I format the back up the same (playlists, folders, etc.) as it appears on my computer?
Just backup the /Home/Music/iTunes/ folder.
That's the problem. /home/music/itunes is a hodgepodge-- long list of tunes in no particular order, grouped in strange ways that bears no relationship to the arrangement I've made on the iTunes page.
Just leave it alone. How it's ordered in iTunes is all that matters. If you start moving things around, then you will just be starting over from scratch. It's not worth the effort.
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