How to move my music library to a new computer

just got an Ipod touch and an Iphone 5, how do I move my music libraty to my new computer?

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    I have all my cds in my itues acct on another computer and on my iphone. How do i unsync my iphone from the old computer so i can get all my music to store on the itunes on my new computer?

    Jersey77 wrote:
    I have all my cds in my itues acct on another computer
    You mean all yoru CDs are in your iTunes library on another computer.
    iTunes library is on your computer and contains music, movies, etc.
    iTunes account is used to make iTunes purchases
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    You don't "unsync" it.
    Copy the entire /Music/iTunes/ folder from old computer to /Music/ on new computer and yoru iPhone will sync fine with new computer.

  • How to move all my library to a new computer??

    Well, I need some help, cause I just bought a new computer and I know I need to erease all the content from my old library in my iPhone to use the content of the library of this computer. So what can I do to save all my settings, media, apps and so on...

    Copy the ENTIRE iTunes folder from the old computer to the new computer.

  • 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..

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities
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  • 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.
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  • How do I transfer my itunes music library to my new computer

    How do I transfer my itunes music library to my new computer (not a mac owner)?

    These are two possible approaches that will normally work to move an existing library to a new computer.
    Method 1
    Backup the library with this User Tip.
    Deauthorize the old computer if you no longer want to access protected content on it.
    Restore the backup to your new computer using the same tool used to back it up.
    Keep your backup up-to-date in future.
    Method 2
    Connect the two computers to the same network. Share your <User's Music> folder from the old computer and copy the entire iTunes library folder into the <User's Music> folder on the new one. Again, deauthorize the old computer if no longer required.
    Both methods should give the new computer a working clone of the library that was on the old one. As far as iTunes is concerned this is still the "home" library for your devices so you shouldn't have any issues with iTunes wanting to erase and reload.
    I'd recommend method 1 since it establishes an ongoing backup for your library.
    If you have an iOS device that syncs with contact & calendar data on your computer you should migrate this information too. If that isn't possible create a dummy entry of each type in your new profile and iTunes should offer to merge the existing data from the device into the computer, otherwise the danger is that it will wipe the information from the device.
    If your media folder has been split out from the main iTunes folder you may need to do some preparatory work to make it easier to move. See make a split library portable.
    Should you be in the unfortunate position where you are no longer able to access your original library, or a backup of it, then see Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device for advice on how to set up your devices with a new library with the maximum preservation of data.
    tt2

  • How do you import your music library to a new computer?

    I have an iPod Nano (2nd gen).  I have a mixture of purchased songs from iTunes, but also many personal tunes from my CD's.  I have just bought a new computer.  I was shocked to learn there is no easy way to move my existing library and playlists.  How do I import my entire music library to the new computer.  I have a large capacity flash drive.

    If you network your two computers together, you can transfer the song files directly, without having to use a flash drive in between. You may also want to consider getting a backup drive. You can get lots of space for not so much money these days, and with an automatic backup system, it can really save your bacon if your computer goes down, which is an additional benefit to just transferring files from one computer to another.

  • How to move my iPhoto library to a new iMAC?

    how to move my iPhoto library to a new iMAC?

    To move an iPhoto Library to a new machine:
    Link the two Macs together: there are several ways to do this: Wireless Network, Firewire Target Disk Mode, Ethernet, or even just copy the Library to an external HD and then on to the new machine...
    But however you do choose to link the two machines...
    Simply copy the iPhoto Library from the Pictures Folder on the old Machine to the Pictures Folder on the new Machine.
    Then launch iPhoto. That's it.
    This moves photos, events, albums, books, keywords, slideshows and everything else.

  • 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

  • IPhoto 9.6: How to move your iPhoto library to a new location?

    Hello,
    How do I move my iPhoto libraries from my system disk to a data only disk in iPhoto 9.6?
    I followed the instructions on this support website titled " iPhoto 9.5: How to move your iPhoto library to a new location."
    However, this only appears to have copied the libraries, not move them.
    According to what I see in Finder, I now have the same library on two different disks, but that was not my intention.
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    So, delete the one from the unwanted location.
    When you move data across volumes by default it is copied to the new location, afterwards you delete it from the previous location. It's a sensible protection against dataloss of anything goes wrong with the copy.

  • I have a new computer.  How do I import my music library to my new computer from my iPhone?

    I have a new computer.  How do I import my music library to my new computer from my iPhone?

    You do not.. the iPhone is not a backup device.
    Copy the entire iTunes directory from the old computer or the backup of the old computer to the new computer.

  • How to transfer my itunes library to a new computer

    How to transfer my existing itunes library to a new laptop?

    These are two possible approaches that will normally work to move an existing library to a new computer.
    Method 1
    Backup the library with this User Tip.
    Deauthorize the old computer if you no longer want to access protected content on it.
    Restore the backup to your new computer using the same tool used to back it up.
    Keep your backup up-to-date in future.
    Method 2
    Connect the two computers to the same network. Share your <User's Music> folder from the old computer and copy the entire iTunes library folder into the <User's Music> folder on the new one. Again, deauthorize the old computer if no longer required.
    Both methods should give the new computer a working clone of the library that was on the old one. As far as iTunes is concerned this is still the "home" library for your devices so you shouldn't have any issues with iTunes wanting to erase and reload.
    I'd recommend method 1 since it establishes an ongoing backup for your library.
    Note if you have iOS devices and haven't moved your contacts and calendar items across then you should create one dummy entry of each in your new profile and iTunes should  merge the existing data from the device.
    If your media folder has been split out from the main iTunes folder you may need to do some preparatory work to make it easier to move. See make a split library portable.
    Should you be in the unfortunate position where you are no longer able to access your original library or a backup then then see Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device for advice on how to set up your devices with a new library with the maximum preservation of data.
    tt2

  • I want to move my itunes library to a new computer

    i want to move my itunes library to a new computer

    These are two possible approaches that will normally work to move an existing library to a new computer.
    Method 1
    Backup the library with this User Tip.
    Deauthorize the old computer if you no longer want to access protected content on it.
    Restore the backup to your new computer using the same tool used to back it up.
    Keep your backup up-to-date in future.
    Method 2
    Connect the two computers to the same network. Share your <User's Music> folder from the old computer and copy the entire iTunes library folder into the <User's Music> folder on the new one. Again, deauthorize the old computer if no longer required.
    Both methods should give the new computer a working clone of the library that was on the old one. As far as iTunes is concerned this is still the "home" library for your devices so you shouldn't have any issues with iTunes wanting to erase and reload.
    I'd recommend method 1 since it establishes an ongoing backup for your library.
    Note if you have iOS devices and haven't moved your contacts and calendar items across then you should create one dummy entry of each in your new profile and iTunes should  merge the existing data from the device.
    If your media folder has been split out from the main iTunes folder you may need to do some preparatory work to make it easier to move. See make a split library portable.
    Should you be in the unfortunate position where you are no longer able to access your original library or a backup then then see Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device for advice on how to set up your devices with a new library with the maximum preservation of data.
    tt2

  • My old computer crashed and i just purchased a new laptop. How do i get my library on my new computer without erasing all the songs on my ipod?

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    damfam9 wrote:
    My old computer crashed and i just purchased a new laptop. How do i get my library on my new computer without erasing all the songs on my ipod?
    If ALL your music is on the iPod and it's ALL iTunes purchased content, you log into iTunes with your account on th enew machine and reverse sycn the music back.
    If the music is from cd's and other sources (not iTunes files) then ask over at iLounge what third party solution currently works. (can't recommond it here)
    I have some HUGE instructions here how to get your music off the old comptuer too:
    Recovery options:
    A: If Windows isn't booting:
    You need to boot the computer from a "recovery disk or USB" that has a operating system on it and a graphical user interface to transfer files from your boot drive to a external drive.
    I suggest using the Easy USB Installer to install Ubuntu 10.10 onto a 2-4 GB USB key.
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
    or
    burn a ISO of Ubuntu 10.10 or PartedMagic to a cd-r with ImgBurn or Win 7 right click and burn
    You can use Disk Utility in OS X to select the ISO and burn to cd/dvd as well.
    Once you have it installed, consult this page for your BIOS boot key to hold to get into the BIOS.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/a/biosaccess_pc.htm
    Plug the USB into the back (if possible) of the computer, connect the external drive and enter the BIOS, set the USB (or CD) as first boot and SAVE.
    Boot off the USB/CD and "Try Ubuntu/Run from disk" DON'T INSTALL. (Parted Magic loads into RAM and ejects CD)
    Once in, go under the menu Places > Computer and transfer your files to the external drive just like you would in Windows, drag and drop.
    (If using Parted Magic double click on the Mount Drive left icon twice, use the two GUI windows to transfer files to external drive, unmount drives, log out/quit in the lower left corner menu option)
    B: If the computer hardware isn't working, but the drive might still work:
    You'll have to remove the power cord and manually extract the hard drive. This might result in some damage.
    There is a powered IDE/SATA to USB adapter for sale online for $20 that you can take that internal hard drive and use it like a external drive to access your files from another Windows machine.
    C: If your iTunes content is deleted...
    It might be recoverable if it hasn't been overwritten yet by fresh data. Undelete software works by reading the 1's and 0's of the files themselves, not what the OS says.
    You need to use undelete software pre-installed before the iTunes content was deleted, or while on a bootable cd/USB and a external drive to transfer the recovered files.
    You can also install undelete type software on a new machine and USE STEP B above to "undelete" the files and recover them directly to the new computer.
    You can't install undelete software or recover files to the same drive your attempting to recover from or it overwrites the deleted data.
    D: If the hard drive doesn't work and...
    The data isn't worth spending $2000-$3000 in a ATTEMPT at platter dissection recovery, then your finished
    If the data on the drive was encrypted, data recovery efforts may be futile, unless it's a encypted file and you transfer it successfuly and have the password to de-crypt it.
    E: If you have a "iDevice" with any content
    It can be synced back into iTunes, check at iLounge what third party software works reliably now and for your version.
    (Once you log into your iTunes account, you can sync ONLY iTunes purchased content back from a iDevice)
    Third party software can recover just about all the items on a iDevice, regardless of it's origin. (can't recommend such software here)
    F: If any of the above is too hard, or the data is of "critical importance"
    Then seek professional computer or forensic level recovery services.
    Get help from someone who has done this sort of thing repeatly and can almost guaranty 100% results.
    There is Linux software that can "rip" all data off a iOS device if that level of attention is needed, seek a professional service.
    Hope this helps in your data recovery efforts.
    Please, backup your data, it's the only thing us IT professionals can't recover.

  • HT1391 how can i install my library on my new computer?

    How can I install my music library on my new computer? I do not have the old one available.

    Copy it from the old computer to the new computer.

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