12552 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2008 7:51 AM by Jill Christiansen
Yes provided all your music files were in the iTunes Music folder in the iTunes folder, you should be able to copy the iTunes folder to your new PC and have all your playlists etc.
Install iTunes on the new PC first. Then, with iTunes closed and before you add any music, drag the iTunes folder out of the Music folder on the new PC to the desktop.
Then copy the iTunes folder from the backup onto the new PC to replace the one your dragged out.
You need to check the file permissions of the iTunes folder to ensure your account has full control, Vista is fussy about this, and the folder was created under another account.
Once you have done this, start iTunes and it should convert the library to the newer version etc. With any luck you will have your everything back as it was.
No, you do it in Windows explorer. Find the iTunes folder in Music, then right click on it and select properties then the security tab.
Quite a few people pop up on the forum with problems with permissions when they move the iTunes folder to another PC with Vista.
You need to have admisitrator level when you do it and the account you are using needs full control.
There is some help on Vista permissions here: