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.
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Once you purchase music from iTunes, you can download it onto any of your authorized computers, both those at home and those in your office. You might want to use a specific song that you purchased at home to go along with a business presentation for work; or add the song to your company's website. It's important to have the ability to download your previously purchased music wherever and whenever you need it.
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If you use an iPod, iTouch, or iPhone and plan on getting a new computer, you will want to read this article! OR, if you use any of these devices and want to make sure your library stays safe, you will want to read this article! Yesterday, I helped a customer setup a new Windows 7 computer and transfer email, favorites, and other data from his old Windows XP computer. Turns out that he also needed to move his iTunes library of more than 8, songs and almost playlists! In the past, I have had to open an iTunes XML file in a word processor and then use find and replace to enter the path to the storage location on the new computer.