4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 7:05 AM by Steve Taylor1
Raineer Level 1 (10 points)

Has anyone found the "Import" button in iTunes 11 which is used in Home Sharing?


This is not "Import CD", but instead the button used to copy iTunes Store purchases from one device to another, when both are authorized, instead of streaming between them.


I like to use Bootcamp for gaming and the kids really don't like it when their shows aren't in iTunes.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • plasticswordsman Level 1 (0 points)

    I know that you can drag files from one device to another with iTunes 11 and Homesharing. Does dragging achieve what you need? I found the new menu system to be a little complicated for this, so sometimes I turn on the side bar using View > Show Sidebar and that makes it a lot easier (for me at least) to add back and forth.

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 (4,670 points)

    For the import button to show up then you need to ensure that the HomeSharing on eeach computer was set up with the same Apple ID. This may be different to what that machine uses to login to itunes. That does not matter.


    If there are two different Apple IDs involved then you will have to authorise each machine with the other Apple ID


    Store > Autorise this computer


    Suggest you turn off Home Sharing


    File > Home Sharing > Turn off Home Sharing on both machines.


    Recreate the Home Share using the SAME Apple ID

  • Raineer Level 1 (10 points)

    This worked - it's the same steps used in the prior releases but for some reason I had to redo the steps after upgrading from 10 to 11.


    What I was literally asking was "where is the button located?" - with the new (terrible) Show View I thought they had moved it. It still shows up in the same place, in an added bar at the bottom when you are eligible.

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 (4,670 points)

    Glad you got it sorted