Got a new PC or Mac and want to transfer iTunes library to new computer (including music and other files)? No matter whether you want to transfer iTunes library from PC to PC, PC to Mac, Mac to PC, or Mac to Mac, you can pick out one of the top 5 effective ways according to your need and perform transferring. All of them apply to iTunes 11.3, iTunes 11.2, iTunes 11.1, iTunes 11 and other versions.
From thousands and thousands of users' feedbacks, we sum up the top 5 effective methods on how to transfer iTunes library from one computer to another and it is quite simple as well to transfer songs to new computer. Here is the specific information about them.
You can transfer iTunes library to new computer using external hard drive as a medium. This is called the almighty way to copy iTunes library to new computer since it applies to transferring between any computer on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, or Mac 10.9, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.7, etc. We would like to specify it in details.
This will help ensure all the files in library can be copied to the external hard drive. To do so, you need to click on File > Library > Organize Library. On the pop-up window, tick the 2 checkboxes and click OK. iTunes library will then be organized and it will take a few seconds.
On Windows, go to My Documents > My Music folder, and the iTunes library should be there.
On Mac, go to Finder > Music folder (or click on your hard drive > select Users > click on your username).
Locate your external hard drive and drag iTunes library folder to it. This will take you some time according to the size of your library.
Disconnect the external hard drive from the old computer and connect it to the new computer.
To do so, on Windows, go to My Documents > My Music folder; on Mac, go to Finder > Music folder (or click on your hard drive > select Users > click on your username).
iTunes offer a built-in backup tool that you can backup library to disk. This method will back up your full library to CD or DVD and all you need are blank discs and some time.
This method only applies to transferring iTunes library from Mac to Mac and you will need a Firewire cable.
Home Sharing allows you to easily transfer iTunes media library among up to 5 computers in your household. Here is the general guide to show you how to transfer iTunes library to another computer with it. You can also visit Apple's website for more information about Home Sharing in iTunes.
This is similar to the method in top 1 and here we would like to simplify it.
You can choose any one of these ways to transfer iTunes library (music, videos or other files in it) to new computer as you like. If you have any question, leave it at your comments.