Transferring your iTunes library from one computer to another can be a hassle, and unfortunately, Apple doesn’t offer an easy solution. In this tutorial, we will show you how to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer without too much trouble.
To begin, open up your iTunes library by heading to the file tab at the top left of the screen. After left-clicking on library, select organize library, and check the box marked consolidate files. This will put copies of all media files used by iTunes in the iTunes media folder while leaving the original files in their current locations. Click okay to proceed.
Next, locate your iTunes media folder. Assuming you have a normal location for your music and haven’t changed it during the installation, you can find it by going underneath “This PC” on Windows 10. For older versions of Windows, you might see “My Computer” or “C Drive.” Once you’ve opened that up, double click on users, your current user account, then in music, and finally in iTunes.
Right-click on the iTunes folder and click copy. Transfer the copied folder to a USB flash drive and then paste it onto your new computer’s desktop. Open up File Explorer on your new computer, and go back to the music folder. Select the iTunes folder, right-click, and delete it. Now, drag and drop the iTunes folder from your desktop onto the music folder on your new computer.
It’s important to note that this will overwrite any music you currently have installed on your new computer, assuming it’s a fresh install. From here, open up iTunes, and your music library should have been transferred over from your other computer.
While it may seem like a daunting task, transferring your iTunes library can be accomplished with just a few simple steps. We hope this brief tutorial has helped you out, and happy listening!