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Transferring Itunes library from one computer to another

I want to transfer my itunes library from an old computer to a new one (yet to be bought). Does Best Buy do this as a a fee service, or is there some not-too-technical DIY way to accomplish this?

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I thing itunes means same as real player.so ypu only instal that iunes all the library are saved to mymusic .you take there

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How to copy my ringtones from iPhone 6s to iPhone 7 Plus?


When you want to transfer ringtones from old iPhone to new iPhone, you will come up with the sync problem when using iTunes. iTunes provides a "Transfer Purchases" function for the you to transfer purchased items back to iTunes library, but the customized ringtones cannot be transferred back. If you are not sure about how to use the "Transfer Purchases" function of iTunes, check out the following tutorial.

1. Start iTunes, and go to "Edit > Preference > Devices". Check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically".
connect iphone to itunes.
2. Connect your old iPhone to PC via USB cable, then double click on the iTunes icon to launch the iTunes app on your computer if it did not start automatically when your iPhone is connected to computer.
3. Click "File > Device > Transfer Purchases" at the upper corner. Then click "Apply" at the right bottom. iTunes will automatically sync the transferred items to iTunes library, and the purchased ringtones will be transferred back as well.
4. Then disconnect the old iPhone from computer. Connect your new iPhone to iTunes following the step 2. Click on your iPhone, click the "Tones" to open the ringtones tab. Check the box for "Sync Tones" and then check the boxes for the ringtones you want to sync. There are 2 options avaliable, check "All tones" to choose all the ringtone files to sync, or check "Selected tones" to select the specified ringtones that you want to transfer. Finally click "Sync" button in the bottom right corner of iTunes, it will start transferring ringtones from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes. The synced ringtone files will appear on your iPhone as a ringtone automatically.

If you want transfer customized ringtones between 2 iPhones, you may need a 3rd party tool on your computer. Feel free to read the following tutorial for details.

How to Transfer Ringtones from iPhone to iPhone

Nov 07, 2016 | Cell Phones

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How to use itunes Home sharing


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With Home Sharing in iTunes 9, you can stream and transfer music, videos, and more with up to five other computers on your local network.

Note: Movie rentals cannot be streamed or transferred using Home Sharing.

Home Sharing requires:

iTunes 9 or later
iTunes or App Store Account
Local Network connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
This article discusses enabling and using Home Sharing. For troubleshooting assistance see iTunes: Troubleshooting Home Sharing

Products Affected
iTunes 9
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Enabling Home Sharing

Open iTunes.
Select the Home Sharing icon on the left-hand side of iTunes:



If the Home Sharing icon is not visible, choose Advanced > Enable Home Sharing from the menu bar. (You can disable or enable Home Sharing for your computer using the Advanced menu.)
Note: After enabling Home Sharing, the Home icon representing your computer is no longer visible.

When prompted, enter your iTunes or App Store account name and password:


Note: Be sure to use the same iTunes / App Store account name when enabling Home Sharing on all computers you intend to share with.

Click Create Home Share.
Use the above steps to enable Home Sharing on additional computers on your local network.
Using Home Shares

Locate and click the Home Share you want to connect to under Shared on the left-hand side of iTunes:



View the contents of that Home Share.
While viewing that Home Share you can:
Stream Music and Video to your computer: Double-click a file to listen to music or view video content in the iTunes library
Manually Transfer iTunes Content to your iTunes library: Select the content in the Home Share that you want to transfer to your iTunes library, then drag the content to your iTunes library. You can also select the content in the Home Share that you want to transfer to your iTunes library, then click the Import button in the bottom-right corner of iTunes:



Automatically transfer iTunes Store content between your Home Shares

Select the Home Share for the computer that you want to transfer content from.
Click Settings in the bottom-right of iTunes, and specify what type of iTunes Store content you want to transfer.



The next time you download iTunes Store content on that Home Share computer, iTunes automatically transfers the content to your iTunes library.
Note: Home Sharing does not automatically transfer iTunes Store content that was purchased before you turned on Home Sharing. You can still manually transfer iTunes Store and other content between Home Shares.

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Songs from ipod onto computer


iTunes is always the best tool for us to transfer music from iPod to computer or from computer to iPod, but for the situation of transferring music from iPod to new computer with iTunes is really difficult.

But there are some ways can help us to achieve it, like belows.
http://support.apple.com/kb/hT1329

http://smartphonething.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-transfer-music-from-ipad-to.html

http://www.leawo.com/knowledge/transfer-music-from-ipod-to-computer.html

Jul 30, 2012 | Apple iPod mini 2nd generation MP3 Player

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How do I transfer my music library to a new computer using the simpletech 1tb simpledrive?


itunes requires that you authenticate a computer with your log in account simply log in with old computer, save the itunes library to ext drive

then de authenticate the old computer

log in with new computer and authenticate it

then bring the itunes files on to new machine

takes a while but it works

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Synching Itunes


To Transferring Playlists

If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop.


Send the playlists file to yourself as an e-mail attachment, use an external drive, or use file sharing to move the playlists file to your new computer. Once the file is on your new computer, open iTunes and choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The import process will remove any items from the playlists that you didn't share via Home Sharing.


Source:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

Alternative Method: http://helpmerick.com/how-to-transfer-your-itunes-library-playlists-to-a-new-computer.htm

Dec 02, 2011 | Apple iTunes

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Can i transfer purchases from any iphone to my itune?


Yes, just plug in the iPhone into the computer via USB that you have the iTunes on and you sync it by clicking "sync" and a message will pop up asking if you want to transfer your purchases to your library and at that point you click "yes".

Mar 24, 2011 | Apple iTunes

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Cannot transfer music from iPod touch to my iTunes library


I had TouchCopy recommended to me for that on Apple support communities, worked really well.

May 04, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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How do i transfer my Ipod libary from one computer to another?


Hey!
In your case, you can use an iPod Transfer tool to transfer iPod library to a new PC. You can have a try of this Wondershare iPod Tranfer, by which you can transfer iPod library to new PC, tranfer music/video from PC to iPod directly without using iTunes. You can free download it at: http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/ipod-video-transfer.html#181.
Hope that helps.

Jun 06, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Connecting ipod to a new laptop


You can actually (or could have) transfer the songs from your
Laptop & iPod by using you iPod like a removable
Hard Disk Drive

Here is the Apple sanctioned method:

Note: While you can use the Transfer Purchase From iPod option under the File menu to copy iTunes Store purchases from the iPod to another computer you can't transfer songs from other sources from the iPod library to iTunes

So you'll need to follow the steps below to use iPod as a hard disk to transfer music files from one computer to another. This process will require the use of iTunes 7 on all computers. Any computers running iTunes 6 or earlier will need to be updated to follow these steps.

Once you have the files transferred, you'll need to authorize any iTunes Store content. If you won't be using your old computer, you'll want to deauthorize it.

Important: Windows operating systems don't recognize Mac OS-formatted disks (HFS or HFS Plus formats), so you can't use a Mac-formatted iPod to move your music to a Windows PC.
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:
  1. Open iTunes on your old computer.
  2. Connect your iPod to your old computer and wait for it to appear in iTunes.
  3. Select your iPod in the Source pane under the Devices section to display your iPod preferences in the main library window.
  4. Click the Summary tab in the main iTunes window.
  5. Click the Manually manage music button. Changing from automatic updating to manual puts a check mark by Enable disk use. A message says:
"Disabling automatic update requires manually unmounting the iPod before each disconnect."
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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:
    Mac OS X: On the desktop
    Windows: In My Computer
  3. Locate your iTunes folder:
    Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
    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.
  • Click on the iPod in the Source pane
  • Click the Eject button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
  • Disconnect the iPod from the computer when the "Do not disconnect" message no longer appears on the iPod screen.
Now:
Copy music to new computer To copy all your music files (including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings) to your new computer:
  1. Locate your Music folder (Mac OS X) or your My Music folder (Windows) on your new computer:
    Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
    Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
  2. Drag the iTunes folder in this location out to the desktop. 300173_10.gifFrom the My Music folder to the Desktop on your new PC
  • Locate the iPod on the new computer:
  • Mac OS X: On the desktop.
  • Windows: In My Computer.
  • Double-click on the iPod to open it.
  • Drag the iTunes folder from the iPod to the Music folder (Mac OS X) or My Music Folder (Windows) on your new computer. This can take a while if you have a lot of songs.
  • Open iTunes
    There you go. All your music, playlists, and other information like play counts and ratings have all been moved from your old computer to your new one.
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