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So I just sold my seven year old PowerBook G4 and purchased a 2008 Macbook. While using the PowerBook I had put all of my iTunes on to an external hard drive (the right way), but now I would like to transfer it back to my internal memory on this Macbook since I will be selling the hard drive soon.

I have searched quite a bit but I am sure I probably missed something, but how exactly should I go about transferring my iTunes over to my internal HD?

Any answers or suggestions would be very appreciated! Thanks!
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Just follow the same directions for moving the iTunes library to an external hard drive. The procedure will work to move it to another computer or back to the internal hard drive of your current computer. Take a look at this article to refresh your memory of how to do it.

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You should be able to reverse the process that you used to move the files to the external drive. Here's what I would probably do:
1. Copy your iTunes files from the external drive to some location on the MacBook's internal drive. If you will be the only user it can go inside the Music folder that is inside your user folder. If you have several accounts on the MacBook place it somewhere such as the root level of the drive.

2. Once the files have been copied where you want it launch iTunes and go to the Preferences section. In the Advanced section you can point iTunes to the new location of your Music folder.

I like to keep both of the other checkboxes checked to help keep things organized. iTunes will copy files to the new folder as they are added to the library and help keep it organized.

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Thanks!

All I ended up having to do was copy the iTunes folder on my external over to my iTunes folder on my internal, switch the location in preferences, and then I "Organized My Library"
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