Moving iTunes library (that is not consolidated) to a new PC?
I hope this is the right place to ask this:
I keep my music in a separate directory and have chosen not to consolidate my library. This is for various reasons (I like to manage my own music, edit tags etc).
I will be getting a brand new PC and wish to move everything (MP3's, Podcasts, purchased shows etc) to the new PC. I can use an external USB drive to move files.
What is the best way of doing this? I install a fresh iTunes on my new PC. Then what?
Can I copy all relevant files and directories, (including the "iTunes Library.xml" and "iTunes Library.itl" files) over and select to open that library?
I'm assuming that this won't work because of the paths in these files.
Will this work if I keep the same path?
Currently, my iTunes stuff is in Z:\Music\iTunes and my MP3's are in Z:\Music\My Music CDs directories.