How To Transfer iTunes Library to New Mac SUPER EASY 2017 including playlists, play count, ratings

How to transfer full iTunes music library without losing playlists, play counts, likes or ratings!

I transferred my entire library from a 2011 MacBook Pro to the new 2016 MacBook Pro with touch bar. I couldn’t find an easy way to keep the meta data so I figured out how to do it easily and figured I’d share.

old Mac
in finder:
Go, Home, Music
copy folder named “iTunes” to external hard drive

New Mac:
in finder:
Go, Home, Music – delete the empty “iTunes” folder and empty trash.
Copy old “iTunes” folder from external hard drive to the “Music” folder of the new Mac.
Re-open iTunes


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