1064 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2009 3:25 AM by Dday141
These two articles should help put you in the right direction. Hope this helps.
See this Apple Article: How to backup and restore playlists
You can keep the Ratings, Play Count, and Last Played attributes with Otto42’s SaveRatings tool:
See: http://discussions.apple.com/click.jspa?searchID=428299&messageID=1275577 for directions (also below):
“Download this: http://ottodestruct.com/itunes/SaveRatings.zip (right-click, save as) . It's a program, just run it like any other program. Run it on the machine where you're copying the info from BEFORE you move the files to the new machine. Click the "Save Ratings" button and it'll create a ratings.xml file. Now when you move the files, move the program and this file as well. Then after you make your new iTunes library, run it again and click the "Restore Ratings" button. Voila, all your information is back in the Library. Well, most of it anyway, it's not perfect. It'll tell you what songs it couldn't figure out though, and there's usually not very many.”
Best of Luck
Thanks Plan B, that really helped out alot. I tested it (meaning I copied my iTunes file and pasted it on a user account that didn't even have iTunes installed) and it worked perfectly. All of my content, artwork, ratings, play count, playlists, and everything else was installed without importing anything. Thanks Plan B, you really saved my butt on that one.