How do I transfer iTunes playlists from external HD to PC?

I have have a referbished Dell computer with Windows 7 that I have downloaded iTunes 10 64 bit to. I have a library and playlists from a previous computer stored on an external drive configered to my previous PC. Seeing as my library is too extensive to hold on the computer, I have made a link in the iTunes-Edit- Peferences-Advanced to the external drive and dragged the library to the iTunes window. Now I am wanting to transfer my extensive playlists to iTunes. How do I that?

Hi flyview,
If you are looking to transfer your playlists in iTunes, you may find the following article helpful, in particular this portion:
Transferring playlists
If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop.
Send the playlists file to yourself as an e-mail attachment, use an external drive, or use file sharing to move the playlists file to your new computer. Once the file is on your new computer, open iTunes and choose File > Library> Import Playlist.
iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4527
Regards,
- Brenden

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