4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 12:51 PM by turingtest2
Bmyrick3 Level 1 Level 1

How do you transfer my old itunes account music,apps from old PC to a new Pc?


iPhone 4S, Other OS
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    Type "move itunes libary" into the google search bar

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    Google search is a wonderful thing  here is the Apple Article

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Bmyrick3 wrote:

     

    How do you transfer my old itunes account music,apps from old PC to a new Pc?

    I don't transfer your stuff.

    You do.

    Copy the entire /Music/iTunes/ folder from old computer to /Music/ on new computer.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    These are two possible approaches that should work to move the existing library to the new laptop.

     

    Method 1

    1. Backup the library with this User Tip.
    2. Restore the backup to your new computer using the same tool used to back it up.
    3. Deauthorize the old computer if you no longer want to access protected content on it.
    4. Keep your backup up-to-date in future.

     

    Method 2

    Connect the two computers to the same network. Share your <User's Music> folder from the old computer and copy the entire iTunes library folder into the <User's Music> folder on the new one. Again, deauthorize the old computer if no longer required.

     

    Both methods should give the new computer a working clone of the library that was on the old one. As far as iTunes is concerned this is still the "home" library for your devices so you shouldn't have any issues with iTunes wanting to erase are reload.

     

    I'd recommend method 1 since it establishes an ongoing backup for your library.

     

    Should you be in the unfortunate position where you are no longer able to access your library or a backup of it then see Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device.

     

    tt2