8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 8:27 AM by Arlasco Branched to a new discussion.
Arlasco Level 1 Level 1

If I buy a new mac, which would have iTunes preinstalled on it, obviosully when I laucnh iTunes I won't be logged in. So if I log in, will I have an option to synch my music, movies and books that I've already bought with iTunes? They're on iTunes on my current Macbook pro, so I can't see why I would be allowed to not have them on a new mac.

 

If I'm limited to having all my iTunes purchases on one computer, and I have to rebuy everything then that is just absolutley ridiculous. Surely, surely when I buy content I am able to synch it with any device that I register with my iTunes account. Something like Google Play, where everthing is stored in the cloud and I can synch any device with it.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by AnaMusic on Jun 14, 2013 1:00 AM Solved

Arlasco wrote:

 

If I buy a new mac, ...

 

From your OLD computer...

 

Copy your ENTIRE iTunes FOLDER to an External Drive... and then from the External Drive to your New Computer..

 

Full Details Here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

 

An Added Bonus is that you will have a Backup of iTunes.

Reply by ffiti on Jun 13, 2013 6:33 PM Helpful

Yes, you can download all of your iTunes purchases from the iTunes Store again for free. Go to iTunes Store>Purchased and download the content you want.

 

If you have content on your MacBook Pro that wasn't purchased from the iTunes Store, you will have to either physically copy them over using a hard drive or something, or subscribe to iTunes Match. iTunes Match will read your non-purchased content and replace it with equivalent (and perhaps higher-quality) content that has all the advantages of purchased content (as above). The remaining songs that iTunes could not find a match for in the iTunes Store will be uploaded to the cloud and be available for download, similar to the way you download previous iTunes Purchases. But I recommend just getting a hard drive and physically copying your content over.

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  • ffiti Level 3 Level 3

    Yes, you can download all of your iTunes purchases from the iTunes Store again for free. Go to iTunes Store>Purchased and download the content you want.

     

    If you have content on your MacBook Pro that wasn't purchased from the iTunes Store, you will have to either physically copy them over using a hard drive or something, or subscribe to iTunes Match. iTunes Match will read your non-purchased content and replace it with equivalent (and perhaps higher-quality) content that has all the advantages of purchased content (as above). The remaining songs that iTunes could not find a match for in the iTunes Store will be uploaded to the cloud and be available for download, similar to the way you download previous iTunes Purchases. But I recommend just getting a hard drive and physically copying your content over.

  • Arlasco Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks a lot, and also thankyou for the quick reply. I'm relieved to hear this Certainly will make my life easier.

  • ffiti Level 3 Level 3

    Seems you still need help with something. What do you still need?

  • Arlasco Level 1 Level 1

    No I don't any more. You've already helped. Why does it look like I need help with something else?

     

    (sorry if the wording sounds off, my brain isn't ticking. I'm just confused)

  • ffiti Level 3 Level 3

    You marked me as "helped" and not "solved", so I was just curious if you needed any more help.

  • Arlasco Level 1 Level 1

    I meant it solved my question

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9

    Arlasco wrote:

     

    If I buy a new mac, ...

     

    From your OLD computer...

     

    Copy your ENTIRE iTunes FOLDER to an External Drive... and then from the External Drive to your New Computer..

     

    Full Details Here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

     

    An Added Bonus is that you will have a Backup of iTunes.

  • Arlasco Level 1 Level 1

    Thankyou ffiti and anamusic for the help