Consolidate library into iTunes Media folder.

1.    Open iTunes.

2.    Choose Edit > Preferences.

3.    Click Advanced and note the location of your iTunes Media folder.

4.    Click OK.

5.    For iTunes 9 or later, choose File > Library > Organize Library… > Consolidate Files.

6.    An alert may appear stating: “Consolidating your library will copy all of your music into the iTunes Media folder. This cannot be undone.”

Note: Consolidating will cause iTunes to copy all of your music files that appear in iTunes to one central location on your computer (the iTunes Media folder). The original files will now be duplicates which you will need to manually remove from their various locations if you don’t want them to take up additional drive space. If your computer does not have enough hard-drive space, this process will not work correctly.

7.    Click Consolidate.

To copy all your music files (including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings) to your external or network (teachershare) drive:

8.    Quit iTunes.

9.    Locate your external or network (teachershare) drive:

  • Windows: In My Computer

10.    Locate your “iTunes” folder:

  • Windows: \Users\username\My Music\iTunes

11.    Drag the iTunes folder to the external or network (teachershare) drive. Copying will begin at this point, and can take a while if you have a lot of content.

To move your iTunes media from your external or network (teachershare) drive to your new domain profile:

12.    Locate the “iTunes” folder that you just backed up to your external or network (teachershare) drive:

  • Windows: In My Computer

13.    Copy the “iTunes” folder and paste it in the My Music folder in your new domain profile located at the path listed below (If it prompts you to merge the folders click yes):

  • Windows: \Users\username\My Music

14.    If you backed up your library in your network (teachershare) drive, be sure to delete it.


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