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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
    Hopefully, this thread can help any of you recent switchers wondering how to take your iTunes Library off of your iPod or old computer. I'll provide what information I know, and other members can add onto it if they have any helpful suggestions.

    1. If you wish to transfer music from your iPod to your new Mac, download senuTi Download Here. Follow the instructions and your new Mac's iTunes library will be able to take any and all songs directly off your iPod.

    2. If you have an old PC or Mac and wish to transfer your library to your new Mac by using your iPod as a flash drive.I have already posted on this subject giving step by step instructions. You can find all the information you need to do this here.

    3. Transfer your library via your home network. To do this, all you have to do after your network is set up is:
    1.) Open your Macintosh HD folder on your new Mac's desktop.
    2.) Click on 'Network' in the sidebar.
    3.) Click on the name that you designated for your Network. For instance,
    mine says 'Mshome,' which was the default name given.
    4.) Click on the computer that you'd like to remove files from. Usually,
    the name of the computer is a several character long combination of
    letters and numbers.
    5.) Locate your 'Shared Files' folder.
    6.) Import the files you want.

    *- I believe you can also access your old computer's iTunes library via
    your new Mac's iTunes if you have your computers networked properly.

    I hope this solves some of your questions and I invite anyone with any other information to add-on to this post.

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by TheCustomer99; 04-19-2007 at 05:04 PM.
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
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    Great job!!!

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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
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    If you buy a new Mac and keep your iTunes music and Library in the default location, using the "Migration Manger" application and connecting the two machines via Firewire will move your whole profile, including the iTunes Library, your Files, your pictures and so on, to the new machine.


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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
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    Hey schweb, can we sticky this?
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread

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    what about the cover artwork? how can i move the existing artwork in old pc to a new pc?

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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkcalvin View Post
    what about the cover artwork? how can i move the existing artwork in old pc to a new pc?
    Any album art I had on my PC was automatically transferred along with the songs to my Mac. I didn't have to do anything special.
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    The Official "How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac" Thread
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    I am posting to keep those, like me, from spending a couple of hours following implicitly the directions for transferring iTunes library from PC to Mac, whether using the iPod as a flash drive or transfering over a network, only to discover, because the music was originally ripped in wma format, that your library will not play in iTunes on the new computer, but in QuickTime.
    </run-on sentence>

    I just found this thread which says I need to buy easywma ~ hope this saves a few others time and aggravation!

    edit: I was WRONG. Woohoo, baby, I found I can transfer my iTunes songs one at a time over my network by playing the song on the new computer! My mac iTunes just copies it right into my library. (When I tried the 'normal' network transfer both systems locked up!)
    Last edited by iKitten; 05-12-2007 at 06:17 PM. Reason: new information
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    Girls with macs are so cute.
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    The Official &quot;How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac&quot; Thread
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    Man, am I ever glad I got this MacBook! PC repeatedly froze up on me during song transfers, in turn freezing Finder through the network. What an ordeal! I was finally reduced to not only transferring one song at a time, but one album ~ in separate folder ~ at a time to keep the process and connection time short enough so as not to lock up both machines again (and again and again).
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostshadow View Post
    Girls with macs are so cute.
    "Suffer the little children..." compassion.com

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    The Official &quot;How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac&quot; Thread
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    Hey guys, I restored my iPod to factory settings in iTunes, as it was previously formatted for use on a PC.

    Before restoring, when I plugged the iPod in the USB port, there was an iPod icon on my desktop, and it appeared under DEVICES in my iTunes.

    Now, after restoring it, the desktop shows a random white disk image for my iPod, and it does not appears in iTunes.

    Any ideas?

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    The Official &quot;How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac&quot; Thread

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    Senuti doesnt work on mine it crashes after transferring about 250 songs grrrrrr. Maybe it's because my iPod is Windows formatted and Im trying to move it to my macbook?

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    The Official &quot;How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac&quot; Thread

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    New computer connect with old iTunes library media
    I have all my music on a new drive. My iTunes library is complete and looks right on my new machine. But iTunes doesn't recognize the new location of the music media. I would like to connect the old file names in the iTunes library to the media in the new location. this way I can preserve playlists, ratings, and other groups and classifications.

    Help, please.

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    My first post; apologies if I am in the wrong section. How can I transfer photographs from iPod to iPhoto?

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    The Official &quot;How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac&quot; Thread

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    Has anyone had any of the issues with senuti that the comments section on the download site mentions?

    I had my Itunes library on my old PC harddrive (which since died). Now i want to transfer my 5th gen 80gb ipod content including videos to my new imac.

    However since the ipod content is the only remaining copy of the files (lost some of the CDs ages ago), I'm extremely nervous about using this and losing data.

    I also think that the transfer itunes purchases but nothing else option is extremely cynical and downright out of order. Why the **** shouldn't you be able to transfer the entire library if you've copied it off CDs that you PAID for?

    This is just a deliberate apple ploy it seems to push people to buy itunes content. Itunes content in the UK is rubbish anyway, why is it country specific? There are movies and albums on the USa store that I'm BANNED from buying becuase I'm registered in Britain. Thanks Apple...

    Also one last thing, whats people's experience with Apple store staff? Will they feed me the company line and be unhelpful or will they actually understand the ridiculous nature of the situation and try to help? Call me jaded but I've had many problems with PC tech support people in the past.

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    The Official &quot;How To Transfer Your iPod or iTunes Library to Your New Mac&quot; Thread
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    Would it also be sufficient to use iTunes' backup utility to backup your music library to DVD or CD and then copy onto the new Mac?

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    How about a free program to transfer your ipot to a pc?

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