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Transfer Music from external hard drive to iTunes

There are several causes of transferring the content to external hard drive and from there to iTunes as both storage media is considered to be state of the art. When it comes to external hard drive a person has full command and control over different songs and the media that has been stored over it. Some users consider external hard drive potentially dangerous and for the same reason they are of the view that the cloud technology or online service like that of iTunes is the safest place to make sure that the media remain safe and secure. On the other hand the iTunes have certain restrictions due t which the users find it easy to transfer music files to external HD. In this tutorial the way of importing music from external hard drive to iTunes will be discussed and it will also make sure that the users become well aware of the process as the relevant pictures will also be added in this regard.

Part1:Free way of transferring music from external hard drive

Everyone loves free and hence the first point of this article is to make sure that the iTunes are imported to the computer in a way that is fast, efficient, effective and above all free. Most of the users will find this topic a very helping hand as complex processes are never required and the user can make sure that with the help of few clicks the iTunes media folder is transferred from external hard drive to the computer. TO get the best the user needs to make sure that the steps that are mentioned below are followed in the same order without skipping anything:

i. The external hard drive containing the iTunes media folder is to be attached to the computer:

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ii. The user then needs to launch the iTunes software program which shows the following interface:

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iii. On PC the hard drive is located in desktop > my computer and in Mac the external hard drive can be seen on the desktop. The user needs to make sure that the drive is opened to view the iTunes media folder and then the folder is directly dragged to the music folder of the iTunes to complete the process in full:

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iv. By using this simple process the user can make sure that the contents are copied to iTunes software free of charge. It is also recommended to make sure that the iTunes are closed and re-launched to make sure that the new iTunes media folder sinks with the software program to get all the content into it which can then be viewed in the same pane in which the media content folder was dragged. By using this method not only music but all genres that are supported by the iTunes can be dragged into the program without any issue and problem.

Part 2.How to Transfer Music from external hard drive to iTunes with TunesGo easily

TunesGo is yet again a wonderful addition by Wondershare to their awesome collection of software programs. It not only manages files and folders for the user when it comes to iTunes but it also makes sure that the best is done to regarding all the issues that are related to iTunes. From missing songs to external media addition the TunesGo makes it possible for the user to get the best out of everything issue in this regard and never leaves the user alone. There are tens of thousands of features of the software program that can be discussed here but to mention just a few following is a brief description of all of them:

  • It keeps the data of the user very private as no internet access is required to run the software program and offline transfer is therefore possible.
  • The software is also provided for a trial period and it is an advantage which most of the competitors are not providing to the users.
  • TunesGo has an awesome interface and hence it can be used for various other purposes as well.
  • The developers at Wondershare are working very hard to make sure that the new versions of the program are launched without any further delay.
  • As the program is multipurpose it can be used for several other purposes like transferring data to iPad, iPod and iPhone of any model as it supports all iDevices.

To make sure that the needful is done following is a process that a user needs to follow in this regard to get the results as per needs, wants and requirements:


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  • Fix id3 Tags,Covers,Backup
  • Manage Music without iTunes Restrictions
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i. The program is to be downloaded from as the latest version is always available at the official Wondershare website. Once the exe file has been downloaded the user needs to run it so that the main interface appears:

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ii. Once it has been done the user then needs to connect the external hard drive to the computer:

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iii. This intelligent and vigilant program has an add button on the top by pressing which the user will be able to import all the media on the external drive to the computer:

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iv. By clicking the option of “Smart import to iTunes the program will make sure that all the songs that have been in the software program i.e. iTunes before are transferred to the iTunes once again and the rest all are left as they are and it will also finish the process completely as shown in the figure below:

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Part 3.Pros and cons & Conclusion

Pros and cons

  1. The transfer through this software program is absolutely stunning and simpler than ever
  2. A new user might find it difficult as high number of clicks is involved in this regard.
  3. The software is 100% risk and error free; in fact it corrects the errors which a user faces while transferring content to/from iTunes.


Transferring content to iTunes can be hectic especially if a person is using the program for the first time but with the use of TunesGo it is not only easy but the user also makes sure that the issue is never faced in this regard. Getting the best out of the process is only possible if the right tools are there to support it and TunesGo is one of them. It is also advised to all the users to first try the limited time offer that is free of charge for everyone and then move forward to purchase the program which I am sure you will.

Part4: Comparison between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro

In view that some customers are confused about the functions between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro, 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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Copy music, playlists, videos from iPod, iPhone & iPad to iTunes Library, and to your PC for backup.
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