1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 27, 2013 5:00 PM by ed2345
Michel Vézina Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)

is there a way to merge 2 itunes libraries?

 

on my old G5 stuck at 10.5.8 and itunes 10.6.3 (name it library A)  I have over 8000 songs.  And on newer Mac Pro tower, with OSX 10.6.8 and itunes 11.1.11  (name it library B)   I have an itunes library that has approx 150 songs, but all of my kids ipods, and iphone have already been synched to this itunes library B, for compatibility and latest software. 

 

if I try to sync music with Lib A, it ask me if I want to erase the ipod before proceeding, cuz the ipods have been previously synched with Lib B... so I do not want to erase, as there are games, photos, data, contacts etc.. that will all be erased as well.

 

 

Is there a way to merge Lib A to Lib B, using the .XML file in the itunes folder? How about the .itl file? and the com.apple.itunes.plist one??

and symply manually copying  all of the 867 folders containing all the music into Music->itunes->itunesMusic??

 

Will the itunes 11.1.11 recognize a .xml file done with itunes 10.6.3??

 

Thank you for the help

 

Michel


2-G5 1.8ghz, 1.5GB ram, 2-23Cinema displ, Epson 900, Sony TRV-17, MacBook 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7 (21,035 points)

    Is there a way to merge Lib A to Lib B, using the .XML file in the itunes folder?

    No.

     

     

    How about the .itl file?

    No.

     

     

     

    and the com.apple.itunes.plist one??

     

    No.

     

     

     

    and symply manually copying  all of the 867 folders containing all the music into Music->itunes->itunesMusic??

    Bingo! 

     

    Copy the files where you want them, and add them using File > Add Folder to Library. 

     

    If you end up with any duplicates, delete them.