How do I move my itunes library to a new computer

how do I move my itunes library to a new computer
I now have a HP with Windows 8 and need to move my itunes library from my Lenovo..

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Connect an external disk, go to My Music folder and copy iTunes folder to your external disk. Then, connect the external drive to your new computer, copy iTunes to My Music and open iTunes. If your library doesn't appear after opening the application, open iTunes holding Shift key and go to the folder with your library

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  • HT4527 How do you move your iTunes library to a new computer without access to your old computer?

    How do you move your iTunes library to a new computer without access to the old computer? The old computer id damaged and unavailable.

    See Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device.
    tt2

  • How can I move my iTunes library to a new computer?

    I have got a new computer, and wish to move my itunes library and sync to my new computer, without installing touchcopy or any third party software. Is there any way to do this?
    Thanks.

    Use Migration Assstant to move all content from an old computer to a new.
    For iTunes alone:
    iTunes: How to move [or copy] your music [library] to a new computer [or another drive] - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527 - a somewhat bewildering and not always easily understandable set of options.
    Quick answer if you use iTunes' default preferences settings:  Copy the entire iTunes folder (and in doing so all its subfolders and files) intact to the other drive.  Open iTunes and immediately hold down the Option (alt) key (shift on Windows), then guide it to the iTunes Library.itl file in the moved iTunes folder.
    For the record there's this reference for iTunes 11 but it really doesn't strike me as having the specifics you need. iTunes 11 for Mac: Move your library to another computer - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12168 
    Windows users see tip at: https://discussions.apple.com/message/18879381
    If you put it in the default location of Macintosh HD > Users > *User Name* > Music  then you don't even need to start with the option key held down, iTunes will automatically look for it there.  (Make sure there isn't anything already in the iTunes folder there that you want to keep since you will be replacing it with the one you are moving.)

  • How can i move my itunes library onto my new computer if i dont have the old computer?

    i have installed i tunes on my new laptop and when i plug in my i phone it syncs fine but when i go into my library there is only music i have purchased from i tunes, the old library itself is not there (no uploaded music via old cd's ect) and i can only up load photos i have taken with my phone, not the photos from my old computer/library. all my music and photos are still on my iphone but i want to upload everything onto my new computer not just my i tunes purchases and photos only taken with my iphone.......help please its driving me mad!!!!!!! surely there is a way to move items from my phone to my computer and not by sending 500 photos via email and waving goodbye to my music i no onger have the cd's for?!?!?!?!?!?! madness!!!!!
    thanks :-)

    Why didn't you transfer your iTunes library from your old computer to youir new computer along with all other important data, and where is the backup for your old computer that should include your iTunes library along with all other important data?
    Photos transferred from your computer are optimized for viewing on your iPhone via the iTunes sync/transfer process - the original resolution of these photos is reduced. This is why Apple doesn't provide a way to transfer these photos in the opposite direction and why photos available on your computer should be included with your computer's backup along with all other important data - iTunes library, documents, etc.
    There are 3rd party paid utilities that provide for transferring these photos in the opposite direction but the original resolution of these photos will be forever lost, and the same for transferring music from your iPhone that was not purchased from the iTunes store.

  • I have just purchased a new computer, please can someone help me.  How do I move my itunes library onto the new computer? I thought with my apple id and password, I would be able to use as before. Please help?!

    I have had to purchase a new computer, as my last laptop died!! I have tried to add music onto my iphone, and my childrens ipod touch's, but its looking like it will clear their memory completely. Please can someone advise me what I need to do. Many thanks.

    See iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
    BTW this list os for discussing the list itself. You'll get better response to questiosn you post if you post them to the correct list. I'll ask to have this moved to the iTunes list.
    regards

  • How do I move my iTunes library from my old computer to my new computer?

    I currently have a Gateway 500S PC running Windows XP. I also have a 120GB portable WD Passport USB Drive. My iTunes library is on this computer.
    I have just purchased a Dell XPS 410 PC running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
    My question is how do I move my iTunes library from my old computer to my new one utilizing my portable USB Drive without losing my songs and playlists that originally took many days to set-up?
    Gateway   Windows XP   120GB portable USB hard drive

    Answer received did not answer my question. How about some detail on how to do this?
    I currently have a Gateway 500S PC running Windows
    XP. I also have a 120GB portable WD Passport USB
    Drive. My iTunes library is on this computer.
    I have just purchased a Dell XPS 410 PC running
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
    My question is how do I move my iTunes library from
    my old computer to my new one utilizing my portable
    USB Drive without losing my songs and playlists that
    originally took many days to set-up?
    Gateway   Windows
    XP   120GB portable USB hard drive

  • Hi-how can i transger my itunes library to a new computer without having my old computer in my presence?

    Hi,
    I recenlty bought a new computer, a Windows one and my old computer was a Mac.   I am trying to move my itunes library to my new computer, however, I do not know how to do this.  I downloaded itunes on my new HP and I have logged in to itunes and have authorized this computer on the account.  I cannot seem to find any of my songs or how to bring them up in my itunes account.  I do not have my old computer in my presence.  If someone has an idea, please let me know.  I just want to listen to my music!!
    Thank you,

    If you do not have access to the iTunes Library on your Old computer... or its Backup...
    See these 2 Links...
    Recovering your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3991
    Syncing to a New Computer...
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3141

  • How do I get my iTunes library onto my new computer when my old computer died?

    How can I upload my iTunes library onto my new computer from my iPod or iPad? our old computer died and now I cannot move my iTundes library from my iPod or iPhone onto the new iTunes. Anyone have a workaround for this?

    It depends on what you mean by "died".
    If the old computer is a Mac, you can try starting it up in "Target Disk Mode" - it doesn't attempt to start up like a computer, it pretends to be an external hard drive so it might work even if your old computer still has power (even if it's otherwise unusable). You then use a firewire cable (or or firewire to thunderbolt adapter) to plug the old computer into the new one, and can copy the music off the old hard drive.
    OS X Mountain Lion: Transfer files between two computers using target disk mode
    Or, if you're handy with a screwdriver, open up the old computer and take the old hard drive out. How easy that is depends on what model computer it is. You can then pop the hard drive into an "external enclosure" (about $20 from any computer parts store), plug that into your new computer's USB port and copy away - and you even get to keep using the old hard drive as an external hard drive. But that's assuming it really is the computer that "died" and not the hard drive itself.
    Finally, if it's the hard drive in the old computer that died, but the computer itself is still good, you can try using a utility like DiskWarrior or TechTools Pro to try to recover the old hard drive, then use one of the above methods.
    if you want to copy the music directly from you ipod, you can try these instructions - How to transfer music from an iPod to your computer | How To - CNET

  • I have a new computer.  How do I transfer my itunes library to the new computer?

    I have a new computer.  How do I transfer my itunes library to the new computer?

    See either of these two articles.
    How to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer
    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
    B-rock

  • How do I transfer my itunes library to a new computer from my iPhone. The old one no longer works.

    How do I transfer my itunes library to a new computer from my iPhone. The old computer no longer works.

    You should be able to:
    Backup the device to the new installation
    Transfer your purchases into a newly authorized library
    Recover any other media using third party tools as suggested in this post from forum regular Zevoneer
    Restore the device from the backup
    This process should switch the association of the device to the new library, preserving the data and settings in your apps.
    May also be prudent to attempt a backup to iCloud directly from the device before you start... Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud Backup > On. It won't save any media but it would preserve the general account settings and documents in case anything goes wrong while you are trying to extract your other data.
    When you get it all fixed, make a backup!
    tt2

  • HT1349 How do I download my itunes library to my new computer?

    How do I download my itunes library to my new computer - HP with windows 8

    iTunes- Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive then connect the backup drive to your new computer and restore the library.

  • HT3819 My old computer doesn't work. I how do i get my iTunes library into my new computer?

    My old computer gave up the ghost.
    How do i get my iTunes library into my new computer?
    I have a windows 7 computer.

    Put the hard drive from your old computer in an external drive bay and extract the library from it, or see Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device.
    tt2

  • HT1364 my computer is old and I need to replace it.  How do i get my itunes library to my new computer?

    How can I get my itunes library to my new computer?

    abombaci wrote:
       Copy the iTunes music folder to an external hard drive then plug that external hard drive onto the new computer click the folder and then install and go into iTunes on the new computer and click (add folder to library) and you should see your library in iTunes on the new computer fill up.
    This method would lose ratings, play counts, playlists, date added, etc. and any device synced with the current library would see this as a "new" library and consequently iTunes would want to erase and reload all content.
    tt2

  • How do I move my itunes library to a new pc using a flash stick?

    I want to move my itunes library to my new pc. I have purchased some songs on my new computer and downloaded them to a cd and put them on my ipod nano using my old pc. I now want to transfer my entire library on my old computer to my new one using an external drive or flash stick. The old computer will no longer be used. The new computer will now be my 'home' computer. I have some lengthy instructions on how to transfer the library using my ipod, but i don't know how to use a flash drive to do it...instructions, please. (my old computer is windows 2000 xp...new one is windows vista)

    Choose Consolidate Library from the Advanced menu in iTunes, confirm this action, open the Advanced section of the iTunes preferences, check the path for the iTunes library, and move the folder at that path to the corresponding location on the new computer, using any method necessary to transfer the data.
    (33411)

  • How do I transfer my itunes library to a new computer?

    How do I transfer my itunes library from my old computer to my new computer?  My current computer is crashing and I need to buy a new one.  I have all of the libraries backed up on each of my devices, but I don't think I can simply sync the devices to my new computer's blank itunes' library, correct?  Thanks in advance for any help.

    You need to copy iTunes folder from your old computer to the new one.
    Refer to these articles:
    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527
    iTunes: Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

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