I might be getting confused on terminology.
I have backedup all my music, but when I have backed up my library and then tried to reinstall it, it fails. I can't recall the exact message I get but I do remember the file extensions being wrong.
It's not the music files that are the issues, it's the playlists, the ratings, the times played etc.
The problem is, as my library expands, I want to risk it and test it less and less.
I just did a google and all the searches are relevant to storing the music files, not the above. It seems to be refered to as meta data.
When you backup your entire itunes library, playlists, ratings, etc are included.
I think I know what the problem is. Due to using a limited OS hard drive, I allocated another drive to take all of my iTunes music and movies etc, however it seems that the C:>User>name>Music folder still contains the 'other' files, such as the preferences, .itl folders etc etc.
Is it a simple case of copying the two folders (content and metadata) to the same file on the external hard drive? This way, when they are re-imported iTunes thinks they originated from the same folder?
Not sure I'm being entirely clear here.
My music and movies are stored in Drive E.
C>User>name>music> still contains iTunes files.
Can I just merge these and will things work?