How to Transfer Music from iTunes in Windows

Published: 30th May 2010
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The reasons for transferring music are vast. It might be to share with other users/devices or to backup your much valued music library. Whatever the case is, there are easy and legal methods on how to transfer music from iTunes to other media.

iTunes music files are coded differently from Windows Media files with means that the 'copy and paste' options that the later offers, might not support music playback in the new device.

To transfer iTunes music from one medium to another, here are a few methods:

Computer to Computer transfer

One of the common ways is to copy the files into a CD or DVD or any other removable storage device. This serves as backup as well as a temporary storage for the music files. Copying the files to CDs as backup may not be a very efficient way for users with very large libraries. This is because many CDs will be needed for this purpose and most of the users already have hard copies of the original CDs in which the ripped the music from.

These simple instructions will show you how to transfer music from iTunes to any device of choice.

• Go to the iTunes Music Folder of the system you wish to copy from

• Copy/burn the entire contents of the folder into a the removable storage device

• Insert the device to the system you wish to copy to

• Open iTunes in the recipient system and from 'File' select 'Add to Library'

• Select the copied iTunes Music Folder in the device and click 'Ok' for the files to be copied to the new device.

This copied file on the removable storage device can serve as a backup file too in case of computer crash and/or if there is need to copy the music files to another device.

IPod Copy or Backup Software

Another common and easy way of how to transfer music from iTunes is to use software to copy the contents of the iPod to a new device. There is several of such software available over the internet.

iTunes also has an in-built backup tool. From 'File', go to 'Library' and then 'Backup to Disc'. Follow instructions to copy the files into a removable disc that has sufficient memory.

Users of Mac computers will have to use the 'Migration Assistant' tool and follow the step by step instructions to transfer their iTunes music to one device to another. These tips are mainly for Windows users.













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