Apple's 6 pages of exhaustively meticulous step-by-step instructions: How to move your iTunes library to a new computer - https://support.apple.com/HT204318 Use this if you suspect any of your media are not in the standard location (iTunes Media folder).
My one-sentence summary if you always use iTunes' default preferences settings: Copy the entire iTunes folder (and in doing so all its sub-folders and files) intact to the other drive, hold down the option/alt key (shift on Windows) while starting iTunes, and when requested to select a library select the iTunes Library.itl file in the copied folder (Open a different iTunes Library file or create a new one - https://support.apple.com/HT201596). You may only need to do the second half of the previous sentence if you have already migrated this folder to your new computer.
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When this is to a new drive/computer put the copied iTunes folder in the default location of Macintosh HD > Users > *User Name* > Music (or Home > Music) then you don't even need to start with the option key held down, iTunes will automatically look for it there. (Make sure there isn't anything already in the iTunes folder there that you want to keep since you will be replacing it with the one you are moving.) Remember to authorize the computer in iTunes to your Apple ID if you use this to sync to Apple mobile devices or play DRM protected media (e.g., movies).
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Certain items used in iTunes related activities are not stored in the iTunes library folder but in special folders. If you are moving a library to a different computer you may wish to copy these too:
- Apple Music cache files: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/2015/09/new-flush-apple-music-cache-files/ -' ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.iTunes/SubscriptionPlayCache/ folder, which is sort of like an “iTunes Media” folder for Apple Music' '(This cache folder doesn’t apply to Radio music. Or to Apple Music you’ve added to your library for offline use, which is stored in your official “ITunes Media” folder.) '
- iOS device backups, various preferences files: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3285925
Windows users see tip at: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4095896?answerId=18879381022#18879381022
Consider moving everything from your Windows PC to your Mac in a single move, including your iTunes library: Move your data from a Windows PC to a Mac - https://support.apple.com/HT204087 Additional tip by ChrisCA 05/2014 - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7022914?answerId=28178940022#28178940022
Jan 30, 2018 11:13 AM
Apple recently launched their new iPhones and they have a few more products coming this year, this will include the new 14 inch and 16 inch MacBook Pro laptops.
The new 14 inch and 16 inch MacBook Pro notebooks are expected to launch next month, we may also get to see a new larger iMac next month as well.
The new Apple notebooks are expected to get a number of upgrades over the current models, this should include a new Mini LED display and also MagSafe.
Apple are expected to introduce their second generation Apple Silicon processor with these new notebooks, it will either be called the Apple M1X or the Apple M2.
There will apparently be some minor design changes on this new MacBook Pro, there are suggestions that Apple may remove their Touch Bar from this new MacBook.
We have also heard various rumors about a new larger iMac which is also expected to launch next month, this device will feature a larger display, possibly around 32 inches. It should also come with this new Apple M1X or Apple M2 processor.
Apple are expected to launch these new MacBook Pro notebooks around the end of October and they should go on sale some time in early November.
Source Apple InsiderFiled Under: Apple, Laptops, Top News