1. boldBud's Avatar
    My laptop has been having some problems. It's a HP laptop with Windows 8 installed. I want to back up my iTunes library to some DVD's, as I'm going to be starting fresh on the computer. I am running iTunes 11 and I do have iTunes Match (if that matters).

    Anyone have any idea what I do? There used to be a backup to DVD feature but it's gone now.
    03-04-2013 08:34 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The Apple website states that the procedures for backing up to DVD has been "archived and is no longer updated...". The steps are still there but not for iTunes 11. You can check it out for yourself HERE.
    03-04-2013 08:43 PM
  3. boldBud's Avatar
    Yeah, I realize it's not available. So is there another way? USB? Or a different way of backing it up to a DVD?
    03-04-2013 10:11 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Just copy the iTunes library to an external drive... full instructions can be found on the iTunes support web site.
    03-04-2013 10:17 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you have Match, you don't need the backup at least for music. Once you reinstall iTunes just sign into your Match account and you should see the cloud copy if all your music. Anything you way to have a local copy of, just select right click ad choose the option to download them.
    03-04-2013 11:10 PM
  6. jlb21's Avatar
    ACtually, there could be a reason to not just use Match. If they have some tunes with bit rates higher than 256k and they want to retain local copies that were ripped that way, you could have issues with overwriting, etc.......or something like that.

    But yeah, match is great from a backup perspective. Since I had to get rid of my unlimited data on VZW I am streaming far less. But its worth the $25/yr to me for the recovery angle....
    03-08-2013 12:45 PM

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