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    Migrating iOS devices from Windows to Mac OSX

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    Migrating iOS devices from Windows to Mac OSX
    So I'm planning on purchasing a Mac, hopefully today, and so I'll have to do the whole migrating thing. I know that for migrating iTunes between Windows 7 computers all iTunes really needs are the xml files and library files, which to my understanding are the same across operating systems. So if I simply copy the iTunes folder (where all my music, and I believe all my apps are though they may be in that annoying hidden app-data folder) off of my Windows machine and copy it to the appropriate folder on the Mac (users/Music?) will everything, my iPhone and my iPad, sync perfectly with no issues? Or are there additional hoops I'd have to jump through to get it working?

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    Migrating iOS devices from Windows to Mac OSX
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    Have a look at this article:

    Move an iTunes library from a Windows PC to a Mac | Music and Audio | Playlist | Macworld

    Another option (if you're buying at an Apple Store) is to bring your Windows machine in at the time of purchase. The Genius Bar will migrate your data for you.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Migrating iOS devices from Windows to Mac OSX

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    Thanks, it doesn't say anything about syncing though, but I assume it should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StMFA View Post
    Thanks, it doesn't say anything about syncing though, but I assume it should be fine.
    Yep. Provided the library is identical, it should be fine.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Migrating iOS devices from Windows to Mac OSX

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    Awesome thanks!

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