Looking to copy all your music easily? Worried about how you can go about creating a copy of your iTunes library? Unlike Windows, Apple is a bit restrictive and you would want to ensure that you’ve it right.
As a disaster prevention solution there are a few steps you can take. If you have ever wondered whether you could transfer your entire iTunes library to a USB Drive and carry all your important files like music and photos with you, then the answer is yes, you can absolutely do that!
Why should you transfer?
There are several reasons why you might want to transfer your iTunes Library onto a USB Drive.
- You get to carry all your important files with you, no matter where you’re going.
- If you have limited drive space, then this option can be particularly helpful to you.
How to prevent data loss from your iPhone?
Let’s start transferring the iTunes library:
If you have the USB drive ready, then just read the following steps to easily transfer your iTunes Library onto the USB which will help you retain your useful data without taking up extra drive space.
Step 1: Open up iTunes and select the ‘Advanced’ option.
Step 2: To find out the present location look below the ‘iTunes Media Folder Location’ and then copy that path.
Step 3: Now move to the iTunes Library File Path, through the Finder on Mac, that you shall find most likely find at the location given below
~/Music / iTunes/
Step 4: Connect the USB to which you want to transfer the iTunes library to.
Step 5: From ~/Music / iTunes/ copy the iTunes Media Folder to the USB by just dragging and dropping it. Don’t do anything until the transfer is complete.
Don’t do anything until the transfer is complete.
Step 6: Open iTunes again and below the iTunes Media Folder Location click on the Change option to choose the new location.
Step 7: Now open the iTunes Media Folder that you just copied on the USB drive.
Step 8: Now click Ok to finish the process.
Note: Please remember that in order to successfully transfer the iTunes Library onto a USB Drive, the drive must be properly connected to the computer, no matter what you are trying to transfer. They are very tiny devices and extremely cost effective and have more than enough space to save up huge iTunes libraries. If you’re transferring the library to create more space in the hard drive, then delete the iTunes Media from the main hard drive, once the transfer is complete.
Usually, the best place to transfer your entire iTunes library is to a USB Drive since it is faster and unnecessary lags that can crop up traditional external hard drives can be avoided easily. It’s also a great way to ensure that you never lose out on the music you love.