You can add songs to your iTunes from many sources, including CDs, a music folder on your computer, or even another Mac computer on the network. Here's how to copy songs from a CD to iTunes: Advertisement. Open the iTunes application. Insert the CD in the drive.
Part 2: Transfer iTunes Library to a New PC with Home Sharing
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If you have a large iTunes library, transferring iTunes to a new computer can be complicated. Libraries that have over 1, albums, multiple seasons of TV, and a few feature-length movies, podcasts, audiobooks, and more take up a lot of hard drive space. Combine the size of these libraries and with the metadata content such as ratings, play counts, and album art , and you need an efficient and comprehensive way to transfer iTunes or back it up.
Part 1: How to Copy iTunes Library to a New Computer via iTunes Backup?
Before you transfer or restore your iTunes media library on your PC, consolidate it and create a back up. And when you back up your Mac , your media library is automatically included in that backup. Consolidate your iTunes library Open iTunes. Select Consolidate files. Click OK. To save space on your hard drive, you might want to delete the original files after you make sure that the copies are in your iTunes Media Folder. After you consolidate your media files, you can back up your library and media files to an external drive. If you're restoring an iTunes Library from a different computer, make sure that your new computer has the latest version of iTunes. Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement.
When you get a new computer or hard drive, you can move your iTunes library, enabling you to run iTunes on a new machine, and keep the links to these music files active. Make a new backup of your iTunes library, or update your existing backup before you move it. Even if you already have a backup of your iTunes library, this step makes sure you capture any changes and makes the process easier. This will keep anything you added to your new computer separate from your old library. Before you begin, de-select the option to keep your iTunes media folder organised:. NOTE: If you move your media to an external hard drive, you must connect that drive to your computer to access your files. Remember to back up the media you have in iTunes. Next, move your iTunes folder, and any associated media to a new drive location. To copy all of your media files, including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings, to your new computer:. You've now moved all of your music, playlists, and other information—including play counts and ratings—from your old computer to your new one.