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# 44989 30-Oct-2009 10:29
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How can I transfer my itunes library from my desktop to my laptop?  I don't know how to do anything like this so if someone has any ideas to help that would be great.

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  # 268479 30-Oct-2009 11:09
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Hi, if you have the latest version of iTunes (or anything from version 9.0) then you can use the home sharing function to import the music from your desktop to the laptop. It'll take a while and the laptop will need to be on the same itunes store account (you 'authorise' the laptop as part of the process). You can find out about home sharing here. I've used this feature to move a bunch of content from our desktop to my daughters new laptop - works well over wifi but is not super fast in my experience - so it depends on how much content you need to move.

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  # 268505 30-Oct-2009 11:46
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Have a read at my recent blog, although I mentioned for purchased content but you can do whole iTunes library as well.

Backing up your purchased content from iTunes Store - http://bit.ly/sM2fK




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  # 268642 30-Oct-2009 18:04
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The easiest way is to just copy the directory with all the content across to the new machine and then point iTunes to the directory. it will then scan all the content and add it to the library.

If you have podcasts you subscribe to then these are contained in the xml config file which could be merged.

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  # 268664 30-Oct-2009 20:14
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Steve, the method 2 in my blog can consolidate them all into a single folder so you can back it up simply.




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