Transferring itunes musc from old Win10 laptop to a new one

June 29, 2020 at 11:55:29
Specs: Windows 10, 8gb
I am trying to transfer my iTunes-based music from my old laptop to my new one.

I did some searches on the web but nothing useful came up. The Apple suggestion wasn't an option because the iTunes folder structure on the old laptop doesn't match what I've just installed on my new one.

With the advice from the Apple site I exported what I believed to the right folders from the old one but even that is suspect as the instructions are ambiguous, i.e folder path on old laptop is: C:\Users\myname\Music\Itunes\itunes Media. However, when I installed iTunes software on the new one it created C:\Program Files\Itunes with differing sub-folders.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thank you

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June 29, 2020 at 14:10:34
Programs are normally installed either to C:\Program Files or
C:\Program Files (x86). User data is stored in subfolders of the
Users folder. Just as you described. I don't know specifically
about iTunes, though.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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June 30, 2020 at 06:10:30
Did you try this approach from Apple-land?

I'd be inclined to save the backup to a DVD-RW and/or a usb stick; and then "restore" from that to the new computer.

Note Apple's comments re' the new computer having the latest version of iTunes installed?

There are other ways too but see if the above works first?

message edited by trvlr

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July 6, 2020 at 04:23:52
Many thanks to both for the suggestions.

I've now managed to sort out the problem. It is down to the confusing way that Windows Explorer displays folders and their paths and I wasn't viewing what I thought I was. I have Onedrive installed and this seems to create a similar path to the C drive. The data was being brought across fine but the view I was getting of it wasn't where I thought it was.

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