Due to the large size of most i Tunes libraries, consolidating them isn't as simple as burning a CD and loading it on the new computer.Luckily, there are a number of methods--some free, some with small costs--that can make this process easier.
It's made up of all of the music and other content that you add to i Tunes.i Tunes uses i Tunes library files and your i Tunes Media folder to organize and store your media.Whatever the reason, I’m going to show you how to fix the problem so your technology can do what it was built to do: make your life easier.For this method you will need to export your library from the first computer (or user, as the case may be), and import it into the second computer as its final destination.Before you back up your media, find the location of your i Tunes Media folder and consolidate your library.
Consolidating copies any files that were outside of your i Tunes Media folder into your i Tunes Media folder.The i Tunes program, as installed on Macintosh computers, is set to consolidate by default.If you’re running i Tunes off another operating system, such as a Windows computer, you’ll need to manually set the i Tunes library to consolidate.Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Your i Tunes library, a database that's made up of all of the music and other media that you add to i Tunes, is organized into two i Tunes library files and an i Tunes Media folder.Luckily there is a method of merging your i Tunes library without losing metadata. Select both Keep i Tunes Media folder organized and Copy files to i Tunes Media folder when adding to the library. You will also need to organize your libraries, which will make sure that each of your movies, songs, etc. Choose both Consolidate Files and Reorganize files in the folder ‘i Tunes Music’. Make sure all of the file types you’d like to export are checked off, such as Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, i Tunes U, etc. **So as not to be so confusing, I’ll be referring to the computer or user you are moving the library from to “Computer A” and the computer that you are merging the two libraries on as “Computer B”.** , you’ll be able to save yourself a step that can be fairly time consuming (transferring one entire library twice). All of the media files (music, videos, etc.) and its important data will move over to Computer B. Connect the external hard drive (EHD) to Computer A. In i Tunes on Computer B go to File-Add to Library. There are a number of programs that can do the job for you.