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    I still got Yosemite on my iMac haha. Outdated even farther now it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillfred View Post
    Any thoughts on teh new Mac update besides the root scare. I'll probably dl it here at some point but i kinda don't want too if it's not gonna be much of change.
    I can only speak on my own experience but I would not recommend it. I upgraded to HS on my late 2012 iMac and I wish I hadn't. For me this OS is slow and buggy. Sure, my machine is getting up in years but up until High Sierra I had not experienced any OS issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    I still got Yosemite on my iMac haha. Outdated even farther now it seems.
    i was on LION before i updated to sierra.

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    Question for a more experienced iTunes user than I am. I got a new laptop and want to be able to sync my phone with it. I downloaded iTunes on the new computer and see that everything I bought from iTunes is on there. How exactly do I get the rest of my music into this iTunes without having to re-rip everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrcraig View Post
    Question for a more experienced iTunes user than I am. I got a new laptop and want to be able to sync my phone with it. I downloaded iTunes on the new computer and see that everything I bought from iTunes is on there. How exactly do I get the rest of my music into this iTunes without having to re-rip everything?
    use an external hard drive to transfer it over to the new computer (or a network transfer - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204445 ) and put it in the iTunes media folder. then just drag it all into iTunes (if you organize your library chronologically like me, you will want to add them one album at a time, which can be VERY time consuming). you can also use migration assistant to transfer files, but it can get a bit annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    use an external hard drive to transfer it over to the new computer (or a network transfer - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204445 ) and put it in the iTunes media folder. then just drag it all into iTunes (if you organize your library chronologically like me, you will want to add them one album at a time, which can be VERY time consuming). you can also use migration assistant to transfer files, but it can get a bit annoying.
    Yeah, I just point my iTunes media to an external drive and keep bringing that forward when I get a new machine. Saves so much time. And after my last external took a dive off my desk and became nonfunctioning, I've decided that as I encode thing, I'll also back up on to thumb drives and keep those somewhere safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrcraig View Post
    Question for a more experienced iTunes user than I am. I got a new laptop and want to be able to sync my phone with it. I downloaded iTunes on the new computer and see that everything I bought from iTunes is on there. How exactly do I get the rest of my music into this iTunes without having to re-rip everything?
    this should help https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201253
    -louie
    Last edited by Louie_Cypher; 12-15-2017 at 04:59 PM. Reason: speling not just for breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrcraig View Post
    Question for a more experienced iTunes user than I am. I got a new laptop and want to be able to sync my phone with it. I downloaded iTunes on the new computer and see that everything I bought from iTunes is on there. How exactly do I get the rest of my music into this iTunes without having to re-rip everything?
    Iím lazy, I subscribe to iTunes Match.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204146

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrcraig View Post
    Question for a more experienced iTunes user than I am. I got a new laptop and want to be able to sync my phone with it. I downloaded iTunes on the new computer and see that everything I bought from iTunes is on there. How exactly do I get the rest of my music into this iTunes without having to re-rip everything?
    You need to get the entire iTunes folder including the library files (e.g., .itdb, .itml, .xml) onto your new computer. So, you can:

    1). Copy the entirety of the iTunes folder from your old computer onto an external hard drive, USB stick, etc. Then, you guessed it, copy that from your temporary storage space onto the new computer. Ensure you are signed in to your (old) Apple ID account, and that the new computer is authorized to play purchases.

    2). If you don't have somewhere to dump the folder to, you can use Migration Assistant on PC or Mac.

    3). iTunes Match ($$$; beaten by allegro).
    Last edited by Jon; 12-15-2017 at 05:12 PM. Reason: slowpoke

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    Thanks everyone! Iíll give the external hard drive method a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    Yeah, I just point my iTunes media to an external drive and keep bringing that forward when I get a new machine. Saves so much time. And after my last external took a dive off my desk and became nonfunctioning, I've decided that as I encode thing, I'll also back up on to thumb drives and keep those somewhere safe.
    yeah, that's what i do, too. my library is actually located on the external drive so it doesn't take up room on my computer.

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    tb passports usb solid state pretty cheap on amazon
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    i am surprised at how many apps in the up store are subscription, new year has me updating my cc. now updating my ipdad keeps saying there are billing problems. some of these i purchased! i find that very deceptive. apps are being deleted. new rule sub in app video i have to watch or attempted micro transaction to continue gone. had it with the nickle and dime bullshit.
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