3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2010 6:37 PM by rita.erie
Mike2Fst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I purchased a new laptop and wish to transfer my entire itunes library from my old laptop to the new laptop. Any information on how to do this aside from the home share and draging one tune at at time will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Toshiba, Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Library transfer between laptops
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)
    You should have all of your music backed up top an external source. You can use this to move your music. You can use cd's, dvds, flash drive, external drive.

    You can go to the top of this screen and click "Support", then type "move itunes library" or "copy itunes library" or "move itunes library".
  • 2. Re: Library transfer between laptops
    Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
    If your laptops are networked together, don't use Home Sharing. It's slow.
    Just use regular windows file sharing. Copy over your entire itunes folder.
    There is a walkthrough on setting up windows file sharing under Start menu > Help. Type "file sharing" into the search box, and it will pull up the directions.
  • 3. Re: Library transfer between laptops
    rita.erie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I recently transferred everything from my old laptop to my new laptop with an ethernet cable. Wow! Used the "Migration Assistant" in Utilities, thanks to the advice of Apple Support.