2 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2013 9:59 AM by Chris CA
SEHarrell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recent got a new Mac and transfered my iTunes library from my old PC.  My music is all on the new computer - but no play lists.  Can I get them back?

  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (5,360 points)

    Hello SEHarrel,


    I recommend exporting the playlists from the old computer then copy those files to the new mac, and import the playlist files.

     

    Here is an article named iTunes: How to backup and restore playlists found here http://support.apple.com/kb/TA47831.

     

    Backing up playlists

    Follow these steps:

    1. Open iTunes.
    2. Select one of your playlists from the Source list.
    3. From the File menu, choose Export Song List. A Save dialog appears.
    4. From the Format pop-up menu, choose XML.
    5. From the Where pop-up menu, choose Desktop.
    6. Click Save.
    7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each of the playlists that you have created in iTunes.

     

    Then copy the resulting files to the Mac, and use these instructions to import them:

    Restoring playlists

    Follow these steps:

    1. From the File menu, choose Import.
    2. Navigate to and select one of the exported playlist files on your Desktop.
    3. Click Choose.
    4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each of the playlist files that you have exported to the Desktop.

    Important: Some playlist information, such as Play Count and Last Played date, is not preserved.

     

    Take Care,

    Sterling

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,225 points)

    SEHarrell wrote:

     

    I recent got a new Mac and transfered my iTunes library from my old PC.  My music is all on the new computer - but no play lists.  Can I get them back?

    Did you copy the entire /Music/iTunes/ folder from old computer to /Music/ on new computer?