Quick Itunes Question

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Davros, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Davros

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    Is backing up Itunes music as simple as copying the folder (that contains all the music) to an external drive or
    do i have to back up through itunes. Will I have any problems with drm ?
     
  2. Pressure

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    Just backup the iTunes library under Music and you are good to go.
     
  3. Davros

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    Under music ?

    is that music menu in itunes
    or a folder called music

    ps: as you can tell I know nothing about itunes
    someone wants me to backup an itunes library
     
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    I've not got itunes but I would guess that Pressure means go "start_menu->Music" and up pops the Music Library window.
     
  5. Pressure

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    Mac OS X:
    /Users/username/Music/iTunes/​
    Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\​
    Windows Vista:
    C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\​
    Windows 7:
    C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\​

    Should be fairly straightforward from there :)

    Otherwise Apple has the skinny on how to do it here directly in iTunes, which I would advise you to do if your media isn't consolidated.
     
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  6. Davros

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    Thanks seems to be exactly the same process as backing up any other type of file, I was just worried that when they are copied to a new laptop some sort of drm may kick in and say "you dont have licenses for these songs"
     
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