5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2006 6:52 PM by Lagil
Kidonaleash Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I had to reinstall Win XP and iTunes on a different hard drive because my other hard drive would not boot anymore. I had a long list of podcasts. Does anyone know where iTunes keeps that list and can I copy it from my old drive to my new drive? Or do I need to find all of those podcasts again?

Thanks,
Don

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  • ggeoffre Level 4 Level 4 (1,250 points)
    I too am looking for a way to 'export' a subscribed list of Podcasts. For RSS news readers, there is a format referred to as OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language). Is there an equivalent in iTunes for Podcasts?
  • moriond Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    Kidonaleash and ggeoffre,

    If you are using a recent version of iTunes (e.g., 6.0.1 or later for Mac OS X; 6.0.4 or later for Windows XP), you can export a list of your subscribed podcasts in a similar manner to the way that iTunes lets you backup and restore playlists:

    In iTunes:

    1. Select (highlight) Podcasts in the source list
    2. Go to File -> Export Song List
    3. You'll be given options to specify a file name, location, and format for your exported file.
    4. Change the format type to 'OPML'
    5. Click save

    To import your Podcast subscriptions to another iTunes Library:

    1. Transfer the saved OPML file to the new account
    2. Launch iTunes and select (highlight) Podcasts in the source list
    3. Go to File-> Import and locate you OPML file; click "select"
    4. A box will come up with a dialog like "Are you sure you want to add xx subscriptions?" Click yes.

    I know this works for iTunes 6.0.4 under Windows XP and does not work for 6.0.2. On Macs this has been working since 6.0.1. Hope this helps.
  • moriond Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    From the previous post, it's clear that iTunes supports OPML files. This means that you could also use this method to transfer your iTunes podcast subscriptions to another podcatcher for your subscriptions. In the above example, this was used to transfer subscriptions to another iTunes Library. And this is very similar to the way iTunes allows you to Backup and restore playlists -- only using OPML files instead of the XML files for playlists.
  • Lagil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Don -

    Did you ever figure this out? I'm in the same boat right now and looking for the same answer. Unfortunately, the last answer in this thread that you started seems to presuppose that I have the ability to start up iTunes on my old drive so I can export stuff. Frankly, I'll be happy if I can get it working well enough to just copy a file off of it! (Actually, I'm hoping it's on a backup drive that I used to backup some stuff before the old drive failed completely, but that backup didn't include any actual applications, just data files).

    TIA for any help!
    Laura


    I had to reinstall Win XP and iTunes on a different
    hard drive because my other hard drive would not boot
    anymore. I had a long list of podcasts. Does anyone
    know where iTunes keeps that list and can I copy it
    from my old drive to my new drive? Or do I need to
    find all of those podcasts again?

    Thanks,
    Don




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