If you use an iPod, iTouch, or iPhone and plan on getting a new computer, you will want to read this article! OR, if you use any of these devices and want to make sure your library stays safe, you will want to read this article! Yesterday, I helped a customer setup a new Windows 7 computer and transfer email, favorites, and other data from his old Windows XP computer. Turns out that he also needed to move his iTunes library of more than 8, songs and almost playlists! In the past, I have had to open an iTunes XML file in a word processor and then use find and replace to enter the path to the storage location on the new computer.
Keep your music while upgrading your hardware
Written By Axel Nash May 22, Too many times, while moving from one system to another, we end up losing our iTunes media. In this post, I will cover 4 smart solutions that can help you move iTunes library to a new computer or an iPhone like a pro. To start with, I will list the most common solution to copy iTunes library to a new computer. For this, you need to first take a backup of our iTunes library and later move it to another system. Since iTunes library can consume a lot of space, an external hard disk is mostly used to transfer our data.
How to Transfer Files to Your New PC
This quick guide shows how to use CopyTrans TuneSwift to transfer the entire contents of your iTunes library — including music, videos, apps, books, podcasts, ratings, artworks, playlists, etc — from an old computer to a new PC running Windows 8 or Windows CopyTrans TuneSwift completely automates the iTunes transfer process so that you can be sure to bring the iTunes library on your new Windows 10 PC exactly as it appears on the old computer. It is highly recommended that you save the iTunes backup to an external drive, so that you can then easily restore it to your Windows 10 or Windows 8. You can now safely continue working on something else at your convenience until the process fully completes.
Bill has been an information systems professional for more than 20 years. He enjoys writing about cooking, local history, and technology. I bought a new laptop that had Windows 10 installed and spent a day and a half transferring programs, photos, etc. The last task was to transfer my iTunes music, something I expected to be rather straight forward, This turned out to be a daunting task, not because the process is difficult, but because most of the online how-to articles grossly over-complicate the issue. This method will preserve all of your play counts, ratings, and playlists. An external storage device is the easiest and fastest way to transfer the files between two PC's. It made transferring many gigabytes of photos from the old PC to the new one really easy, plus it serves as a back-up for all of my media files photos, music, movies, etc.