1. InTheRed's Avatar
    I recently purchased a new (Windows 7) laptop and would like to use it to manage my iPhone and music library. I have about 40 gigs of music which can easily fit onto the new laptop, however, since my aging desktop has 2TB of storage they are a much better fit there. Also, the desktop has been managing iTunes forever so it has my "star ratings" as well as times played counter. Maybe feeble, but still it takes a while to get up to that. It has also been my iPhone's "master" since I purchased the iPhone in October 2011.

    Is it possible to have both of these PCs manage the iPhone and not lose the data? Or is my best setup to convert the laptop to the main manager and use the desktop to "share" the music library off the laptop, which would mean I would need to turn the laptop on whenever I wanted to play music off the desktop (which is daily at 12:30 am while I telecommute to work)?
    06-05-2012 08:49 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Unfortunately this is not possible, only 1 itunes library can manage your iphone.
    06-05-2012 09:35 AM
  3. InTheRed's Avatar
    Is there a way to "move" the library from my desktop to my laptop while still maintaining the integrity of the ratings and number of times played, etc?
    06-05-2012 10:03 AM
  4. Fixxy's Avatar
    You can sync your libraries between two computers with dropbox. Itunes views this as syncing from a different computer and threatens of losing your data, but since both libraries sync from the same place it makes no difference.

    Here's a tutorial:
    How to Sync iTunes Across All Your Computers with Dropbox
    06-06-2012 12:41 PM