View Full Version : Migrating iTunes library from Vista to Windows 7

Bogus Jimmy
9th October 2009, 06:47 PM
Hi guys,

I've upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista (fresh install) on my HTPC. My iTunes library lives on it's own drive with an iTunes folder as root containing 2 folders (Album Artwork & iTunes Music) and iTunes Library Extras.itdb, iTunes Library Genius.itdb, iTunes Library.itl, iTunes Library.xml & iTunes Music Library.xml (exactly as it was setup in Vista).

I've installed iTunes in Windows 7 and have set the 'iTunes Media Folder Location' in Preferences > Advanced to 'G:\iTunes\' but my library does not load (I've tried setting it to 'G:\iTunes\iTunes Music' and that didn't work either).

How do I need to set up my music folder and iTunes to get my iTunes library back (preferably without needing to setup the whole library again)?



9th October 2009, 09:02 PM
Hold down Shift when you open iTunes, and then select the iTunes library from the box that pops up.

Bogus Jimmy
9th October 2009, 09:28 PM
Cheers, but I tried that and it just creates a new library and moves the previous one to a "Previous iTunes Libraries" folder.

9th October 2009, 09:45 PM
Bogus Jimmy, I hate to be the one to ask, but is there a Mac somewhere in the equation ... I know that iTunes is an Apple product but I'm just asking what probably other members may be thinking?

Bogus Jimmy
9th October 2009, 09:47 PM
The only Mac is the one I'm typing this post on (my MacBook Pro). My HTPC is just an oldish AMD machine now running Windows 7 (and very little else), full of hard drives and is just used for consuming and procuring media.