4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2010 10:24 AM by Katrina S.
TonyP_Vil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a new computer, I transferred/copied my personal music file from my old computer to my new computer. I loaded the free Apps similar to the free apps on the old computer into the new computer by downloading the free apps from the iTunes store. The question that I have is how do I transfer/download my paid Apps and paid iTunes music to my new computer?

Once all this is complete, I just want to sync my iPhone and iTouch from the new computer.

Alienware Aurora, Windows 7, iPhone 32GS iTouch 32G
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,965 points)
    I thought you said you copied your music to the new computer. If so, then your music should be there.

    If you moved your entire itunes folder, then apps should be there as well.

    You should copy everything from your old computer to your new one. You can use your backup copy to do this.
  • TonyP_Vil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did copy my "music" folder but not my iTunes folder. My regular music folder has albums/songs from purchased CDs and/or music download from non-iTunes sites. Those were placed in my music folder on my old computer, that music folder was copied into the near-empty music folder on the new computer. I then installed iTunes from the Apple website on the new computer. From there, using iTunes I installed those tracks with the Add Folder/File command into iTunes. I didn't know that I could just copy the iTunes Folder from my old computer onto the new computer and my Apps and purchased Apple iTunes music would appear.

    Can I now copy the iTunes folder from my old computer onto the new computer, overwriting the existing iTunes folder on the new computer? Or should I delete the iTunes folder on the new computer, before copying iTunes from old computer to the new computer? Hope this makes sense.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,965 points)
    Here is an article on moving itunes media:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1364

    Also, you can copy itunes purchases from an ipod:

    File>transfer Purchases
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,090 points)
    +Or should I delete the iTunes folder on the new computer, before copying iTunes from old computer to the new computer?+


    Yes. Then all your ratings, play counts, play lists, etc should all be there.