Transfer iTunes library from one computer to another

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How to transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another?

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To transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another, follow these steps...

  1. Using iTunes, transfer all of your iTunes library content to your iOS mobile device.
  2. Download and install TouchCopy onto the computer you wish to copy the library content to.
  3. Connect your iOS device to your computer via the USB cable.
  4. In TouchCopy, click "Backup" to copy your content from your iOS device to the computer.

You can download the free demo of TouchCopy below, allowing you to transfer up to 100 tracks, FREE!

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Detailed Steps

Many users need to do this exactly when they buy a new computer and they wish to transfer their iTunes library from the old computer to the new one. You can do this in four simple steps:

1. Ensure that your iPod/iPhone is loaded up with all your iTunes songs, videos and other content by syncing your device to iTunes on your old computer.

2. Download TouchCopy and install it on your new computer.

3. Ensure that iTunes is closed before connecting your iPod. Then start TouchCopy and connect your iPod. TouchCopy will have fixed your iTunes preferences so that iTunes will not sync music or video with your iPod while TouchCopy is running. These changes are restored when you quit TouchCopy.

4. Use TouchCopy to copy all your iPod content to your new computer hard drive or straight into iTunes. The details on how to use TouchCopy are provided in our TouchCopy user guide.

Transfer music from your iTunes library to a new computer

TouchCopy will work just as easily if you're moving from a PC to a new PC or from a PC to a Mac.

If you've got a Mac formatted iPod that you're trying to use on a PC please see here for more info.

If you cannot fit your entire iTunes content on your iPod, you may need to load your iTunes content onto your iPod in smaller groups and copy it that way.

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Latest Comments

Jerry Rowe wrote...
Hello, trying to install TouchCopy and I get the messages:
"Welcome to TouchCopy 16(x86) Setup Wizard
TouchCopy 16(x86) can not be installed on the following Windows versions in Windows: ... Windows Vista x86, ..."
"TouchCopy 16(x86)Setup ended prematurely because of an error. ..."

This machine is only going to be used to load tons of CD's into iTunes. Has a large library (25GB) now for iPod.

Thanks for your help.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jerry Rowe Thank you for providing this additional detail. Please see the responses to your latest support tickets for further assistance with this issue.
Steve Collins wrote...
Hi I purchased touchcopy version 9 and was under the impression that it was a one off payment with free upgrades. Now I wanted to install version 12 and it says that only version 11 owners can have it free. Are you expecting me to pay full price for the new version as if I had not been a previous customer?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Steve Collins TouchCopy 09 and TouchCopy 12 are separate products and are sold as such, therefor activation codes for one are not compatible with the other. However, as a returning customer, we can offer you a discount should you choose to upgrade to TouchCopy 12. Please can you contact our Helpdesk for further assistance.
Tess wrote...
I have a macbook pro and an iMac. Once I purchase the full version, may I put it on both machines?

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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Tess Yes you can, when you purchase TouchCopy you are purchasing a single user licence, which means you can installed the software on up to 3 of your Mac's providing you are the sole users of those computers. For additional users, another software licence must be purchased.