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Hobbes
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Moving Itunes from PC to new Mini Reply with quote

Anyone have any experience moving their ITunes Library from PC XP to Mac with leopard. I have about 20gb of songs, podcasts and such to move.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Moving Itunes from PC to new Mini Reply with quote

Hobbes wrote:
Anyone have any experience moving their ITunes Library from PC XP to Mac with leopard. I have about 20gb of songs, podcasts and such to move.
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I've done it. I just copied over the iTunes folder from the XP box (My Documents/My Music/iTunes) to the mini (Mac HD>Users>UserID>Music>iTunes). The iTunes versions should match on the two machines. It worked fine for me.

Apple has instructions using an iPod to transfer here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300173 Essentially, it just using the iPod to transfer the iTunes folder. I just did it over the network.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as you point your itunes to your lib (wherever you put it), you should be fine.

Any probs, open the itunes library file - not the xml one- in your homedir/music/iTunes directory and delete the contents - NOT THE FILE.

When you relaunch iTunes will rebuild the library.

I use this quite a bit as I have a shared library between my PC and Mac.
ITunes insists on your lib and xml files residing in your home dir / profile on XP so you can't share this. So if I add a song from the Mac the PC doesn't know unless I add it individually or force a lib rebuild by corrupting the file.

one day Apple will let me point to a NAS dir for my lib and xml files...
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