5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 1:10 PM by Steve Taylor1
laurahfxto365 Level 1 Level 1

How do you move your music within itunes from your regular library to the homeshares library so that you can import it to your new computer?

Reply by Steve Taylor1 on Jan 10, 2013 1:10 PM Helpful
Try closing itunes on the old machine and restarting it. Then on your new machine reslect the old library and that should have refreshed the list. After that if it still doesn't work try the troubleshooting article http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

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  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    You do not have to move it as such. Here are the steps to setup HomeSharing

     

    1) Ctrl B to turn on the top menu

    2) File > Home Sharing > Create Home Share enter your apple id and password, click create

     

    3) repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other computer and create home share using the same apple id and password

     

    On your new machine if you have turned on the left hand sidebar the Shared Library should be about halfway down like this.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 20.00.48.png

     

    Select the songs you want and click import at the bottom right. If you want all songs then I would select one song nad Ctrl A to select all

     

    Finally if you have a lot of songs to transfer Switch off the wifi on the old computer. Leave the wifi on the new one. Connect with an ehternet network cable. The copying speed is way faster.

     

    Click import and grab a coffee

  • laurahfxto365 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your help! I tried this but nothing is showing up on the new computer because on my old itunes I have lots of songs in itunes but I can't seem to move them to my library that's listed under homeshares on the menu. It's coming up empty. Can I just drag and drop these there somehow?

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    I would try switching itunes off and on on both machines and forcing it to reindex. Then when you click on your old computer library from within the itunes on your new machine you should see the songs as per my picture.

     

    You do not need to drag and drop any songs anywhere

  • laurahfxto365 Level 1 Level 1

    It's strange. The three free songs on my new computer (with new itunes) are showing up in the shared library but my old itunes with all of my songs isn't showing up...

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    Try closing itunes on the old machine and restarting it. Then on your new machine reslect the old library and that should have refreshed the list.

     

    After that if it still doesn't work try the troubleshooting article

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US