Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1


    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6
    Specs:
    2011 MacBook Pro 13" 2011 MacBook Pro 15" On the hunt for a 2011 iMac 27"
    Another iTunes Transfer Thread
    I have read several articles and tutorials on moving the iTunes Library form PC to Mac. My 27" iMac is ready and waiting.

    I looked at the iTunes folder on my old PC and the file structure is strange. The iTunes Media Folder location is standard but the library is also seeing music that is in a folder labeled "music" that is within the iTunes Media folder.

    This does not seem to match with what I have read and I am surprised iTunes sees all of the media in that folder. (the bulk of the music is in there)

    I am planning to make the move this weekend and I am thinking of taking the Music folder and renaming it iTunes Media so it will drop onto the Mac in the correct hierarchy. I am trying to avoid losing playlists but it wouldn'd be the end of the world if I did.

    Also, on the PC I had 3 logins running iTunes which all had separate settings so everyone's iPod synced their way. Is that necessary on the Mac? Or will the iPod, once connected identify the user and sync to their preferecnces?

    I'mn just looking for a streamlined way to run iTunes. The PC setip was a nightmare.

  2. #2

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,513
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Assuming both machines are on your home network - just turn on HomeSharing in iTunes on both machines.

    iTunes: Understanding Home Sharing


    If you have a big library, I'd suggest setting up both machines via ethernet to your router for the initial move.
    If you're going to continue using both machines, you can set up HomeSharing to auto sync whatever you add to each other's library.
    Only thing I've found that will not autosync are audible books.
    Those I have to copy manually.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6
    Specs:
    2011 MacBook Pro 13" 2011 MacBook Pro 15" On the hunt for a 2011 iMac 27"
    Great advice. I like this option. I didn't think the Homesharing would copy over the library. Looks like this is what I will attempt. I am NOT keeping the PC, I'm so fed up with the blue screens and the applications that are "Not Responding". I cleaned house and replaced my family's laptops with MacBook Pros and now the desktop is going.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Assuming both machines are on your home network - just turn on HomeSharing in iTunes on both machines.

    iTunes: Understanding Home Sharing


    If you have a big library, I'd suggest setting up both machines via ethernet to your router for the initial move.
    If you're going to continue using both machines, you can set up HomeSharing to auto sync whatever you add to each other's library.
    Only thing I've found that will not autosync are audible books.
    Those I have to copy manually.

  4. #4

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,513
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    When you close down your PC for the last time, head back into iTunes and de-authorize that machine.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
    By TheCustomer99 in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 07-04-2015, 12:54 AM
  2. Transfer Itunes
    By Cmp1032 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-17-2011, 06:58 AM
  3. Transfer music from Mac iTunes to PC iTunes
    By Larry H in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-13-2010, 01:44 PM
  4. iTunes Transfer
    By jlsmith83 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-17-2009, 12:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •