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    Getting a Mac transfering music
    Hey All,

    Getting my first Mac this morning. I want to put all my music, and I have lots, on my Mac's Itunes first thing but I was just going ask before I spent money...
    Is there anyway to transfer songs with like a usb chord or some other connector?
    I can go out and buy some DVD-RW's and make data disks but that requires money and extra time going to the store and burning ect.

    Just checking to see before I went out of my way, thanks!

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    You could stick them both on your network and transfer the files that way.

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    How do I do that??
    It sounds like you do it via itunes and it puts your songs on the internet of some sort then log in and transfer?

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    No. If you have your computers connected to a wired or wireless network at home, you can transfer files locally using that network:

    Mac OS X 10.1 or later: How to Connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB)

    iTunes even has a built-in "Home sharing" feature that will allow you to do this.
    iTunes 9: Understanding Home Sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    No. If you have your computers connected to a wired or wireless network at home, you can transfer files locally using that network:

    Mac OS X 10.1 or later: How to Connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB)

    iTunes even has a built-in "Home sharing" feature that will allow you to do this.
    iTunes 9: Understanding Home Sharing
    Thank you!
    But what about for my PC? It has to be connected as well right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattparmely View Post
    Thank you!
    But what about for my PC? It has to be connected as well right?
    Yes. They'll both need to be on the same network. If this is getting a bit too complicated, you could also just buy a cheapo USB harddrive or thumb drive and use that to transfer your music

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    Yes. They'll both need to be on the same network. If this is getting a bit too complicated, you could also just buy a cheapo USB harddrive or thumb drive and use that to transfer your music
    I mean the link you posted is how to do it for a mac. Anyway I can get the info for my old PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattparmely View Post
    I mean the link you posted is how to do it for a mac. Anyway I can get the info for my old PC?
    Which link? The one about general networking or about iTunes home sharing?

    iTunes home sharing will work the same on the PC as long as you have the latest version of iTune installed.

    For networking advice, see here:
    Apple - Support - Switch 101 - The Great Migration

    Please also try to be more specific with your questions.

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