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How To Transfer Your iTunes Library From PC To Mac

How To Transfer Your iTunes Library From PC To Mac

As the a lot more people are making the sensible decision and making the move to Mac from PC’s a lot of people are becoming stuck when trying to find a way to export their iTunes library.

Instructions  

Open iTunes on your windows machine go to File > Library>Export Library

Open iTunes on your windows machine go to File > Library>Export Library

Save the .xml file to your choice of portable media

Right click on a track in iTunes then “Show In Windows Explore” 

Once in Windows Explore find the iTunes Media folder which should contain all your music , Then copy that folder to your portable media

Now move over to your mac

First go to iTunes > Preferences > Advanced and make sure the box above is ticked

Paste / Transfer both the .xml file the the iTunes Media folder to your new Mac. Change the name of the folder from iTunes Media to “itunesmusic”

Open the .xml file in text edit

Next ctrl and click on the itunesmusic folder > Get Info and copy the directory after Where :

Back in the .xml Edit > Find > Find and Replace

You need to replace what is in theMusic Folderwith the directory you got for your itunesmusic folder so it should look something like file://Users/djcrosby101/Desktop/itunesmusic , Make sure you click replace all

After Closing & Saving the .xml Open iTunes File > Library > Import Playlist Then select your edited .xml file

All you songs and information should now be imported. This methods worked for us going from Windows XP to OS X Mountain Lion.

If you have any problems be sure to let us know and we will do our best to get back to you.

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