Feb 282012

move iTunes library

Move an iTunes Library

Right now I am so stinking mad at iTunes that the last thing I want to do is write a tutorial on how to move an entire library of music from one computer to another and make the music PLAY. But since I learned it’s a couple simple steps to make iTunes play your moved library, I had to save you some grief by writing about it.
Anyway, moving the files themselves is not what I’m concerned about. You can copy files onto discs and upload them to your new computer or you can drag and drop the entire library if you have both computers hooked to a wireless home network (like I do). The problem is once you get the files moved, iTunes will show all the titles but will refuse to play anything. Instead, a message pops up that says “The song could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?” Continue reading »