“I just recently got a mac book pro. The 13 inch I think. How do I get my music from my pc to my mac book? I’ve done it before from pc to pc but it didn’t transfer all my music and I want all my music.”
If you’re moving from a Windows PC to a Mac, then you’ll probably want to transfer all your music files from PC to Mac for further enjoyment. You may have two kinds of music files stored on your computer, some are stored in your iTunes library, and other music files are stored in your local music folders. With iTunes, you could manually transfer iTunes music from PC to Mac. How about other music files not in iTunes? In this post, we will show you how to transfer music from PC to Mac, iTunes music and local music files are both included.
Part 1. Transfer iTunes Music from PC to Mac Manually
Of course you could transfer iTunes music from PC to Mac manually. However, it is a hard task to do it by using iTunes. You need to spend a lot of times to finish the task. The guidance belwo will show you the steps of transferring iTunes music from PC to Mac.
Step 1.From iTunes, go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced tab. Now check the boxes “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library”. From here you can change location of your iTunes library.
Step 2. Go to File > Library then click on “Organize Library”. These setting will ensure that all of your media files will be save in your iTunes folder. Now click on File > Library > Export Library and save it to your computer. It will take time depending on the size of iTunes library. Now go to iTunes music folder which you can find here: Username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. Copy this folder to your external drive.
Step 3. On your Mac computer, click on iTunes > Preferences > Advanced > Change. Check “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library” if they are not checked. Navigate to that folder in Finder and paste the contents from the network drive into this folder. Once this has finished drag the Library.xml file on your desktop over the iTunes Library.
Part 2. The Easiest Way to Transfer iTunes Music from PC to Mac
Transferring iTunes Music from PC to Mac with iTunes is a little wasting of time and complicates for most fo people. Therefore, using the third-party transfer software is a great choice. Here we will recommend one of the best data transfer software, Leawo iTransfer. It is available for transfer all kinds of files between iTunes, iOS devices and computers. Both Windows and Mac versions can be chosen. It supports the latest iTunes and Mac versions as well as iPhone 7/7 Plus. Follow the guide below to know how to transfer iTunes music from PC to Mac with the data transfer software.
Step 2. Run Leawo iTransfer for Mac on Mac computer and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the libraries of your iPhone, and then list the libraries in the left sidebar.
Step 3. Choose “Music” in the left sidebar, and then the contents will be shown in the right part of the window. Click the transfer button at the right bottom to transfer all the music files to Mac. Or hold “Command” key and click to choose certain music files, and then right-click the chosen files to “Transfer to > My Computer”.
Step 4. After selecting music files, the dialog of transfer settings will pop up. Check “Save to Folder” and click “Change” to choose a folder on your computer as target. If you want to save the music files to iTunes library, just check “Transfer to List: iTunes” in the dialog. Then click “Transfer Now” to start transferring music from iPhone to Mac computer.
The progress bar in the pop-up dialog will show you the percentage of the transfer process. The names of the music files will also be shown in the dialog. When the transfer is ongoing, please don’t disconnect your iPhone. After the music transfer, you will get the music files in the target folder.
Note: If you have some music files stored in local music folders, you could add these music files to iTunes library firstly, and then follow the steps mentioned above to move them from PC to Mac.