Can iTunes Be Backed Up On External Hard Drive?

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  1. RayPaula

    RayPaula New Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to back up my entire iTunes Music library, including the album art on an external hard drive. This would be done from my computer, not my iTouch. I would leave the actual program on my computers C drive. I know iTunes makes this simple by backing up to disc, but I would much rather place it all an external hard drive. If you have done this, please let me know how to go about it. Thanks in advance, Ray
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    Go into (In Windows 7) C:\Users\(your current user)\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music

    In XP, go to C:\Documents and Settings\(your current user)\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music\

    copy everything inside that folder and paste in ur external hard drive
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    i don't know about Windows Vista though...

    Another thing, just open ur Documents/Libraries folder and go inside music. (easier way), then itunes, then media, then ...
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    Open up iTunes Press Ctr+A and click copy now paste it wherever.
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    Thanks, I see that it's done like any other folder that you would transfer to an external hard drive. I was mainly concerned of losing my album art with the transfer and wanted to know ahead of time if "all" would transfer ok. Thanks again, Ray

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