1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 11, 2010 12:44 AM by Jolly Giant
ribbo39 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I recently had to erase my MBP completely and am now in the throws of re-building it.

How do I transfer my Itunes library of about 2000 songs (some purchased from the iTunes store)
from my new imac to the MBP.

I have tried several times using firewire in Target disc mode, or dragging the music folder across to the MBP icon all without success.

Currently by going to itunes on my MBP it comes up saying either its on a locked disk or I don't have write permission for this file. According to info I have added my name, admin and system all with read & write privileges.

I thought it was a simple job of moving the whole music folder over - obviously not.

Any help please.
Alan

Imac i7 (10.6.2) Macbook Pro (2.16G.Hz)(10.5.8), Mac OS X (10.6.2), Lacie 250 GB ext. h/d
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    How do I transfer my Itunes library of about 2000 songs (some purchased from the iTunes store) from my new imac to the MBP.


    see this read for tips/instructions.

    I have tried several times using firewire in Target disc mode, or dragging the music folder across to the MBP icon all without success.
    Currently by going to itunes on my MBP it comes up saying either its on a locked disk or I don't have write permission for this file. According to info I have added my name, admin and system all with read & write privileges.


    check if you have read & write permissions for your iTunes music folder. in finder, right-click on it and +get info+. unlock the little padlock (you may have to enter your admin password) and change the permission settings. next, click on the little gear-shaped icon and +apply to enclosed items+ like so



    you may also give everyone read & write access. if this doesn't help, try the same on your iTunes folder (not just the iTunes music folder).