Moving Itunes To New Computer
If you are getting a new computer, you should learn about moving iTunes to new computer. If you don't sucessfully learn how to move your iTunes library, you could lose important music files. But don't worry, moving your iTunes library is simple, even if you are switching your iTunes library from a Mac to a PC or a PC to a Mac.
- Back up your music. In order to move your iTunes library to a new computer, you will need to back up your music onto a zip drive. To put your iTunes music onto a zip drive, you will need to insert the drive into one of the ports on your old computer. Then go to the folder on your computer that contains your iTunes music. Most people have their music saved in the "My Music" folder. Select the folder and drag it to the zip drive (which will appear on your computer as removable hardware).
- Download iTunes. In order to move iTunes to your new computer, you will need to download iTunes onto your new computer. Make sure that you select the appropriate system (i.e. iTunes for Mac or iTunes for PC). If you have purchased music from the iTunes store, you will only be able to play it on your new computer if you authorize your new computer. After you have successfully downloaded iTunes, go to the toolbar and click on "Store." Under "Store" you will see the option to "Authorize Computer." Select this option. You will now be able to play music you have purchased from iTunes on your new computer.
- Copy your music to iTunes. After you have safely removed your zip drive from your old computer, connect it to a port on your new computer. You will probably be prompted with the option to copy files to your new computer. Select this option and save the music files to your new computer. Now you can drag the folder to iTunes and all of your iTunes library should appear on your new computer.