HT1351: iTunes: Syncing media content to iPodLearn about iTunes: Syncing media content to iPod
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to donnafromut)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
With your second option, are you able to retain your ratings, playcounts, playlists, etc?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2013 10:11 PM (in response to Frozo)
If you transfer the entire iTunes folder, iTunes on the new computer will use that iTunes folder. iTunes will look like iTunes on the old computer, including the supporting data, such as playlists, ratings, playcount, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2013 7:07 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
Will All My Backups And Other Content Be In That Folder If I Move It ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2014 7:41 PM (in response to donnafromut)
On the new mac I deleted the file called iTunes Library.itl, Extra's, Genius, and xml file.
Copy your old .itl file over to the new mac and start itunes by double clicking.
Everything is there instantly.
If you have another hard drive that you hookup to the laptop that holds all your music. Than make sure your preferance is what you had on the old laptop.
Works perfectly fine! Easy and took 5 mins or less.