This post takes you step-by-step through the process of consolidating your i Tunes library and moving it to an external drive in a way that will preserve your playlists, ratings and other interactions, so you won’t miss a beat.
Apps and media you purchase, along with any files imported to i Tunes and all your interactions are kept in a special folder on your computer.
If you’re moving from a Windows PC to a Mac, then you’ll probably want to move your i Tunes library with it.
This lets you keep all of your music, apps, and downloaded media, and you won’t skip a beat.
This said, you may be unable to play some files on other media players due to copy protection.
But with one-terabyte external hard drives retailing for less than on Amazon, there are no excuses not to spring for external storage to move that humongous i Tunes library of yours on.For more instructions on backing up and moving your i Tunes library, see this article: Moving your i Tunes account to a new computer Using this technique, you can move all the files i Tunes uses into one central folder, making it easier to backup and restore from later.