Tranfering iTunes File OF Music From One Laptop To Another?

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  1. AaronMc

    AaronMc New Member

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    Well basically, Im gonna get a new laptop as this one is running out of space and just want a new one really

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    Can I transfer my iTunes music file, which is about 7GB from my Music section on this laptop, over to my new laptop, and then all my music will still be in my iTunes Library?
    Thanks alot for any help
    Happy 2008

    Aaron

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  2. jobr

    jobr New Member

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    think you need something like copypod dude.
  3. Nystrom jr

    Nystrom jr New Member

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    Wich file? u mean? Libary file?
  4. AaronMc

    AaronMc New Member

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    Yeh, i got a iTunes file, which says like Album Artwork, iTuns Music etc in it, So surely, if i copied that for one laptop to another, my library would still be there? That sound sright doesnt it? I have an iPod Touch, And Touchcopy which does this sort of service, transfering from iPod to Library on a new computer gives you, a 40 track trial or you gotta pay! And its in dollars etc...

    So can you just transfer this file?
  5. AaronMc

    AaronMc New Member

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    Anyone? Someone must know this
  6. jd-08

    jd-08 New Member

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    Yea - you can... I presuming you are staying with the same OS (and not going from XP->Vista, for example?)

    Anyway - copy over your Music Library /folder - and be certain that you copy all files (including any hidden ones - like DLLs...)...

    Next - if you are using XP - go to your Documents & Settings folder - and "view hidden files & folders".. Go to your login name for that system and open the hidden folder "Application Data". Next COPY the "Apple Computer" directory to your new computer as well (place it in the SAME hidden folder as you copied it from in the old computer...)

    Couple of suggestions.. If your Music Library is on the "C" drive on your old system- put it also on the "C" drive of the new system... Also - declare the location of your music library as your defualt location for "My Music"...

    Anyway - if you are moving up to Vista - it's a bit more complicated - so post back..

    If you are moving to a Mac - ignore all I wote above, as it's Windows only

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  7. AaronMc

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    I am afraid i am the complicated one, and am moving from XP to Vista

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  8. Drew90

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    Just use the backup utility in iTunes to put it on a DVD. It will keep your playlists, artwork, play counts, etc.
  9. AaronMc

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    Really? That sounds much easier. Thanks.

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