Resolved question: Saving "Clean" iTunes Library
by manhattanmapleleaf - 8/23/11 10:53 AM
I'm not sure this is the best place to post this, so if this question is redundant or in the wrong location please feel free to move/delete it.
Very briefly, I have a significant iTunes collection that I have built up over the last 25+ years. I still have the very first CD I ever bought.
I recently spent a significant amount of time uploading all of these CD's into iTunes. This process took over 2 months and I do not want to do it again.
Not all of the tracks came in clean and I therefore had to edit them so that they were all accurate. I then deleted duplicates and spend another few weeks organizing the music into what I think is a perfect iTunes Library.
However, I know that my computer will inevitably die and I do nto want to have to repeat this lengthy process.
My questions is, is it possible for me to "save" the "clean version" of my iTunes library (with all the changes I made) to another file that I can put on my external hard drive? I'm hoping this is possible because if so when I get a new computer in a few years I am hoping to be able to just add that file to my iTunes Library and have all of the changes I made be reflected.
I've been "removing the files" as I have deleted them, but I am not sure if they are being removed from the file on my hard drive. I would really prefer a way to "save" the perfectly clean library with all of the changes as a new music file so that I never have to do this again.
Is there a way to export this current library to a new file that I can back up on an external hard drive?
Thanks for your help.