If you have spent a lifetime rating all of your songs and videos or make use of the ‘most played’ playlist that i Tunes automates for you, you’ll be unhappy to see all of that information disappear. This will create an XML file that holds the playlist and rating info on each of your songs, videos, etc. Select the file ending in (in my case, “i Tunes Music Library.xml”) and click Open. Now that your Computer A’s library is successfully saved on the EHD, you’ll need to import it in Computer B’s i Tunes. Connect the external hard drive (EHD) to Computer B. However, if you are among those who choose to pay for benefit of combining your i Tunes libraries, you do have another method you could use.
Ideally, your primary goal should be to consolidate all of your music into a single i Tunes library, with the music stored in a single location.
You will find that your i Tunes library and music collection is much easier to manage and maintain in this scenario, both within i Tunes itself and also for the purpose of synchronizing to your various media devices.
Some customers might have an i Tunes Music folder instead of an i Tunes Media folder.
In i Tunes 8.2.1 and earlier, most content was stored in an i Tunes Music folder.
Home Sharing does not transfer star ratings or playcounts for music.
Your i Tunes library is a database that i Tunes uses to organize your media.
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are stored just how your new i Tunes library will expect them to be. If you cannot select “Reorganize files in the folder ‘i Tunes Music”, it means that your computer has already done this. Next you’ll want to make sure all of your file types are being exported. If you are transferring your music with an external hard drive (EHD), you’ll need to first export Computer A’s library to the EHD, and then import it from the EHD onto Computer B. Navigate to the EHD and select the file you’ve just saved there ending in Power Tunes seemed to be the more highly recommended program among Mac forum users, but with a price tag you might be more interested in it for some of the other features (such as doing the opposite and creating multiple libraries). Regardless of your method choice, you should be the proud owner of one beautiful i Tunes library with all of your media in one place.
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I also now have songs from several hundred CD’s on my new Mac Mini that aren’t on either my i Phone or my i Pod.