2833 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2010 9:54 PM by Chris CA
I want to make 100% sure that doing this will not have any impact whatsoever not only on my files, but also on my playlists and settings, i.e. that when I reinstall the latest version of iTunes, nothing at all will have changed. Can folks please confirm?
Yes, I can confirm this.
If you completely uninstall iTunes you will lose nothing.
All your playlists and music is contained in \Music\iTunes\ folder.
Removing iTunes does not touch this folder.
However, as a standard practice, you do make regular back ups of all your important files, yes?
Thanks, Chris. I do back up my files, yes, so I'm not sure much concerned about my files being lost as I am about losing my playlists, folders, settings, etc.. (We're talking days and days of work to curate my library.) Will even things like the current settings in "Edit > Preferences," e.g. my import settings, be maintained once I remove and reinstall iTunes? Also, I should note that not all my media files are in my "iTunes" folder. Will these files nevertheless resume their proper place in my iTunes library?
You may have to set up one or two prefs if they get deleted from C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
Also, I should note that not all my media files are in my "iTunes" folder. Will these files nevertheless resume their proper place in my iTunes library?
As long as they are in the same path, they should be fine. The location (and all other info) is contained in the iTunes library.itl file.