iTunes forum: trying to get itunes backed up on a flash drive

by: mytwistedsister June 1, 2011 7:50 PM PDT

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by mytwistedsister - 6/1/11 7:50 PM

I HAVE been trying to get answers for days from APPLE COMMUNITY
SUPPORT. I have a lot of music that I need to either copy on to a flash
drive from my windows pc or else I need to be able to get these songs
that I paid a lot of money for but can't do anything with.



I have file sharing on my Mac but the only thing that shows up are the albums I copied from disk.



I have to send my computer in tomorrow for repair (my windows laptop)
If I can't get them on a flash drive and can't them on my Mac then
APPLE ripped me off bigtime. ACTUALLY I was supposed to send my laptop
in over a week ago but I have been spending all this time trying to
copy my itunes.

i copied my pictures onto the flash drive with no problem its just
stupid itunes that is screwed up. i don't even know what extension the
itunes is supposed to have for the music. There's all kinds of "parts"
to the music, I HATE ITUNES its too friggin complicated.

Plus you can't do certain things with it without paying them THIRTY CENTS A SELECTION EXTRA

which is a little like buying the car but they refuse to turn the keys over till i PAY THEM AGAIN.

HOW DO I DO THAT?



I have copied them on my Windows7 laptop to a flash drive. When I look
at the flash drive while I'm on the laptop it all looks to be there
but then when I get on my MAC with Snow Leopard the only thing that
shows are the selections that I added myself from my own cds.



This is making me crazy because I need to get these backed up so I can
send my computer in and in case they delete whats on my hard drive i do
not want to lose any of my i-tunes and I already lost some last summer
when someone stole my computers.



I was supposed to mail my laptop in a week ago but still trying to do the itunes copy so I can transfer to my MAC.

??????








When I open it up it has stuff like



It has 4 folders: Music, Videos, My DropBox, Pictures

and a file called purchased.txt,

a file called desktop.ini with exec on the icon

and a file called Itunes Library with exec on the icon



A folder that says Music and when I open that there is another file
labeled Music and then A folder that says Itunes and also in that is a
Folder that says Playlists



Inside the 1st Music folder is another music folder and inside that is a folder called Itunes and one called playlists



and a file called desktop.ini with exec on the icon



when I open the Itunes file it shows a folder called album artwork, a file call itunes itunes library.itl with exec on the icon



a file with itunes genius.itdb and exec on icon



and a file with itunes library extra.itdb



if I click on the itunes library.itl then it opens up to my copied selections that I got off cds.



if I click on the other two .itdb files it does nothing



inside the album artwork are two files : download, and cache and you can click on those and get files with number like 03, 15



NEVER THE ITUNES LIBRARY

Is there a way to copy just one selection to the flash drive?

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