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    Default How to move entire library to new laptop?

    I just bought a new dell laptop and have my entire music library on my desktop with about 20-30 playlists. How can I move the entire library to my laptop, including exactly how my playlists are setup? I have an external HDD with all the content backed up. Look forward to any help you can give me.
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    Literally all you have to do is move the iTunes folder off one computer and onto the other.

    Or you can leave it on the external drive (which is what I do); just hold down Shift (if on a Mac I think it's Option) when you open iTunes and it will ask you to pick an iTunes library to use (this is the .itl file inside your iTunes folder).

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