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Help with moving music to new computer

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Sep 15, 2013 5:20 PM

I have run into a problem while following the iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer support artical.  I believe I followed the instructions using my iPod as an external hard drive but when I finally went back to iTunes, the songs are listed, but they do not open.  Instead, I get a pop up that says, "The song "xyz" could not be used because the original file could not be found.  Would you like to locate it?"  This is the case for about 500 songs that were previously on my old computer in iTunes

 

I have a new window's 8 computer and had just downloaded iTunes onto it.  I was so worried about losing my songs that I specifically looked for help on how to seamlessly accomplish this. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,065 points)
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    Sep 15, 2013 5:25 PM (in response to sstredney)

    This works...

     

    From your OLD computer...

     

    Copy your ENTIRE iTunes FOLDER to an External Drive... and then from the External Drive to your New Computer..

     

    Full Details Here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

     

    Be sure to Follow ALL the steps.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,065 points)
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    Sep 15, 2013 8:00 PM (in response to sstredney)

    sstredney wrote:

     

    What am I supposed to do with the iTunes folder that is now on my desktop

     

    See Restoring your iTunes Library backup

     

    From the Link I posted above.

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