I need to move my itunes library to a new computer due to a crash

My computer with my entire itunes library has crashed.  How can I move what's on my iphone to my laptop?

First, let me say that I fully sympathize with your problem as I've had the exact same thing happen to me this past week. Everything that you've downloaded and purchased through iTunes can be redownloaded to another computer, which you can then sync with your iPhone and keep your content (minus contacts/calendars/and any music not bought through iTunes). Go to www.apple.com/support/itunes, select the Music Purchases tab in the column beneath Get Customer Service, open the Lost or Missing Items tab, and on the right hand side open the linked words saying Downloading past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store. A detailed explanation of recovering everything will be explained in steps according to the problem. Hope this helps!

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    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
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • HT1391 My old computer has died.  I need to get my itunes library into my new computer.   How can I do that without the old computer?  I don't think I saved any of it in the cloud but I'n not sure.

    My old computer has died.  How can I retreive my itunes library and playlists to put on my new computer?  I don't think it was saved in cloud.  Does itunes have this info that I can get?

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

  • 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

  • I need to move my iTunes library to an external hard drive

    I need to move my iTuns library to an external hard drive in order to free up space on my macbook pro.  I've checked the external hard drive & it is playing my iTunes fine. I've moved the iTunes folder on my macbook to the trash can.  Is there anything else I need to do before emptying it from the trash can?

    Sounds like you are OK. Be sure to open iTunes then preferences. Click on Advanced icon in toolbar. Set the path to your media folder in the field where you should see the path to the original location. Or, you can hold down the OPTION key while starting iTunes and choosing the library you wish to use.
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  • I have a new computer and need to move my itunes library including many ripped cd's to my new computer

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  • I need to move my itunes library to new PC?

    I have to move my itunes library to my new laptop. How would I do this? Bearing in mind I have an iPhone, iPod, and ipad, i want to keep all stuff on it, contacts, messages, apps and music etc.
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  • I scraped my old computer disc and lost all my data including my itunes library backup. I recreated a new itune library on my new computer but it only contains my purchased music,apps,books and movies. I Can I reverse a sync Ipod to Itunes?

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    Browse the app store.  You will need a special purpose app to help you.

  • 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)

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