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Transfer iTunes Library to New Computer

 "I've bought a new laptop. i am wondering how to transfer iTunes Library from my old PC to the new laptop. I have hundreds of songs, dozens of playlists, and some Movies I haven't watched in the iTunes Library. Any idea?"– Jenny

It's a headache for people who want to transfer iTunes Library to a new computer, because Apple only lets users get what they've bought from iTunes Store to new computer. As for music and videos from other sources, users might lose them forever. Fortunately, some existing ways can fix the problem. In the following, we're going to talk about how to transfer iTunes Library to new computer while reducing the risk of losing files, especially songs and videos bought from other sources not iTunes Store.

Part 1: Transfer Music, Songs, and Photos from iTunes Library to New Computer

If you're an iTunes user, certainly, you have an Apple device, iPhone, iPad, or iPod, right? Before transferring iTunes to a new computer, you should sync your iTunes Library with your Apple device. Please ensure you've transferred all needed music, videos, even playlists to you Apple device and then follow the steps below to learn how to move iTunes Library to a new computer.

Step 1. Download and install TunesGo

Download Win VersionDownload Mac Version

Click Download to get TunesGo installation package. Install this app on your computer. Both TunesGo(Windows) and TunesGo (Mac) are available. Get the right version for your computer. In the following, I will talk about how to use TunesGo (Windows) to transfer music, songs, playlists, and photos to new computer.

Step 2. Connect Apple device with computer

Use the USB cable your Apple device comes with to connect the device with your computer and launch TunesGo. Since you've synced everything from iTunes Library to the device, after TunesGo detect the device, it will display music, videos, and photos, etc. in the primary window.

transferring itunes to a new computer

Step 3. Transfer iTunes Library to new computer

Now you can select needed songs, videos, playlists, and photos in the main window and click “Export to” to export them to your new iTunes Library or local hard disk on the new computer.

how to transfer itunes library to a new computer

Note: Now only the TunesGo (Windows) supports transferring playlists to new computer.

Part 2: Transfer iTunes Store Purchases in iTunes Library to new Computer

For some iTunes Store purchased items, like apps, you can transfer them from iTunes Library to new computer easily. Authorize your new computer > Connect your Apple device with computer > Right click your Apple device under Device in iTunes main window > Select "Transfer Purchases".

move itunes library to a new computer

Part 3: Comparison Between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro

In view that some customers are confused about the functions between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro - iOS Transfer, we have listed a detailed comparison table between them for further reference. Through the table, you can easily distinguish their differences: TunesGo focuses on freeing your music to discover, download, manage and enjoy your favorite music with a relatively higher price; meanwhile, TunesGo Retro is mainly to transfer music, photos, videos, playlists from your iPhone, iPad& iPod to iTunes Library& PC for backup, to manage music and photos freely with a relatively competitive price. Following are the details:

Supported Devices
iOS Devices
Android Devices  
Music & Playlist
Add Music to iTunes  
Export Music from iTunes  
Convert Unsupported Formats of Music to iTunes  
Delete Music from iTunes  
Delete Music and Video on Device
De-duplicate Music in iTunes  
Remove Lost Files in Tunes  
Search and Delete the Repeated Music on Device
Fix Music ID Tags of iTunes  
Supplement Music Covers of iTunes  
Directly Fix, Edit and Save ID3 Information on Device.  
Download Music from YouTube,SoundCloud etc.  
Record Online Music on Music Sites, Like 8Track, Rdio etc.  
Record App Music, Like Spotify Music etc.  
Burn iTunes Music to CD  
Generate Car Playlist  
Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

iTunes <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

PC <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

Device <-> Device

Intelligently Transfer to iTunes:Only Transfer What's Missing in iTunes
Playlists Are Exported from iTunes with the Original Smart Sorting Rules.
Support to Transfer Users' Data Information: Rating,Play Counts, Skip Counts.
Convert Unsupported Formats to be Supported Ones Automatically via Transfer.
No Need to Use iTunes to Transfer Files to iOS Devices.

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Just copy and paste your music itunes library to a thumb drive go to your new computer paste it there and then import it into itunes there. Why make it more complex than it is. I have done this several times when I got a new computer.
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