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move iTunes collection from Windows to my Mac?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:08 am    Post subject: move iTunes collection from Windows to my Mac? Reply with quote

I have my iTunes collection on my Windows XP box because when I got my iPod I didn't have a Mac. Now I want to move it to my mini so I can sync my iPod from there. It is a mix of my own CDs that I have ripped as well as purchased music from the Apple Music Store. Is there an easy way to do this?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i plug my IPOD in it comes up with a message asking it to sync to what ever PC or MAC i plug it into...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And when you sync, does it copy what is on the iPod but not on the computer to that computer and vice versa? In other words, I have a different set of music in iTunes on my mini than on my PC so I'm concerned about losing everything on my iPod and having the mini put just its own collection on the iPod. Does that make any sense???

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah i get yer.

Why dont u just copy all the files from the Itunes music folder on the PC and add them to your itunes folder on your MAC?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the computers are connected by a network, share the itunes folder from the PC. Connect to that folder with the mac. Make sure that in itunes preferences|advanced that the 'copy files to itunes folder' is checked. Then, just drag the files onto itunes and they will be added to your library.


Using the iPod:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300173
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get a free transfer utility from iLounge.com

That's how I did mine. It worked great. Sorry I can't remember which one I used, but they have user rating on each program at the site.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brendan wrote:
If the computers are connected by a network, share the itunes folder from the PC. Connect to that folder with the mac. Make sure that in itunes preferences|advanced that the 'copy files to itunes folder' is checked. Then, just drag the files onto itunes and they will be added to your library.


Nope...I can't drag anything from the shared list on the Windows PC to my Library on the Mac.
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Using the iPod:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300173


Thanks for the link. I might have to do it that way if I can't find a better solution. I really didn't want to use my iPod to do it -- I just want to copy the music over my network.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
You can get a free transfer utility from iLounge.com

That's how I did mine. It worked great. Sorry I can't remember which one I used, but they have user rating on each program at the site.

Good luck.


Bill,

Are you sure it allowed you to copy directly from a Windows version of iTunes to a Mac without using the iPod? I found plenty of programs that will let you copy from the iPod to your computer but nothing that lets you do it without the iPod...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twalker294 wrote:

Nope...I can't drag anything from the shared list on the Windows PC to my Library on the Mac.


That's strange. I actually meant drag the files right onto the open itunes app itself, but it seems you have a different issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume that all of your music from your Windows box is on your iPod? If so, refer to this thread.
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