Consolidating multiple itunes music folders
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Fine Arts in writing.Not every household needs more than one computer running i Tunes.If you store your i Tunes library, or back up your computer, on an external hard drive, consolidating libraries is easier.Plug the hard drive into the computer that will store the new i Tunes library.Most don't transfer apps but, as noted above, you can always redownload apps to the new i Tunes library.Unlike the external hard drive method above, these programs let you retain star ratings, play counts, playlists, etc. (If you don't, I'd recommend starting before a hard drive failure makes you sorry you didn't.NOTE: using this method, you will lose the star ratings and playcounts on the songs being moved to the new library.
This contains all music, movies, podcasts, and TV shows.
Among the key features of these programs are that they will retain all of the metadata--star ratings, playcounts, comments, etc.--that are lost using other transfer methods.
A few of the programs in this space include: If your entire i Tunes library is synced to your i Pod or i Phone, you can move it from your device to the new merged i Tunes library using third-party software.
To consolidate libraries, turn on Home Sharing on all the computers you want to merge and then drag and drop the files to the computer that will store the merged library.
You'll find the shared computers in the left-hand column of i Tunes.