How do I input songs from my external hard drive (taken from a PC) and transfer them to my Mac?

How do I input songs from my external hard drive, taken from a PC, to a Mac?

Just a few song tracks, or your whole library?  If just a few tracks, drag them from the drive to the open iTunes library window or playlist window.  If your whole library drag the whole iTunes folder to your computer.  Hold down the option key while starting and guide it to the library.itl file in that folder.  If you need to merge libraries post back because that's a much longer post.

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  • HT201317 My iPhone is running out of storage.  I want to delete a bunch of photos on my phone.  I have iCloud.  How do I delete photos from the iPhone and keep them on my computer?  I need to free up storage as my phone will no longer take photos.

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