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If I had Itunes Playlists' folders on a Win XP PC, how can I make my new Win 7 PC read those (My Music saved to disc and copied to new PC in temp folder)so I don't have to spend the time reloading the songs in Itunes to directories? The new PC Itunes is starting me from scratch and when I copied old My Music over, it just put in Recently Added Playlist. Plus, now gone for 2 weeks and recently added songs gone to I don't know where. Thanks

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  • Jim Page Jul 13, 2010

    I do not have old XP partioned on same PC. I only have the old my music on disk drive. Isn't there some way I can avoid recreating all the work done on old PC?

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If you have Itunes Playlists' folders on a Windows XP PC, you can transfer it to a thumb drive or a flash drive (USB Port) and then when you upgrade to windows 7 or want to put it on another PC or laptop, just load the playlist off of the 'flash drive' to the new computer.

It shouldn't be hard, it's a drag and drop solution.

It seems to me that there is an option of having all of your songs on Itunes available through their website, so that if you change computers, you don't lose the songs you paid for.

Good luck to you.

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Hi,

You can apply these procedures to migrate your iTunes to Windows 7.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards.

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USE TWO DIFFERENT IPODS AND LIBRARIES IN ONE COMPUTER


Let's say you have one computer and two iPods. It's easy enough to synchronize both iPods with just one computer, as long as both iPod users are happy accessing the same music library or the same set of playlists. But that can get hard to manage, especially if you're manually updating the iPod or adding new music that you'd like to keep separate.

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Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
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Windows: In My Computer
Locate your iTunes folder:
By default, the iTunes folder is located in:
Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
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If the iTunes folder is not in the default location listed above then you can find where the iTunes folder is located by following these instructions:

Open your iTunes Preferences:
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Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Click Advanced.
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Totransfer all your iPod content, all your music, playlists, videos,podcasts and photos to your new iTunes library you will need todownload software like TouchCopy.

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You can actually (or could have) transfer the songs from your
Laptop & iPod by using you iPod like a removable
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Switch the iPod to manual update and enable disk use The first thing you need to do is make sure have configured your iPod to enable disk use. To do this:
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  3. Select your iPod in the Source pane under the Devices section to display your iPod preferences in the main library window.
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If you need to copy from old computer:
Copy iTunes folder to iPod To copy all your music files (including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings) to your iPod:
  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Locate your iPod:
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    Windows: In My Computer
  3. Locate your iTunes folder:
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    Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
  4. Drag the iTunes folder to the iPod. This can take a while if you have a lot of songs.
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  • When the copy completes open iTunes.
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