Change iTunes Library with A Free Method

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Lionel Posted on Dec 21, 2017 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

So now that Apple has sent a new "improved" version of iTunes, how do I switch between libraries on the same computer? I don't want all the same music my son does and since we share a computer and he's young enough that we also share the id, I don't want to set up two separate accounts. I used to be able to press shift a few times, then choose a library. That doesn't appear to work anymore. (I use Windows on a pc, btw. Please don't answer with "get a Mac" - I don't want one).

iTunes has widely been used in the world, we can manage all the files like videos, music, photos, etc through iTunes. So perhaps with more files added to the library of iTunes, we need to free up some space on your startup drive, it can also give you more room to grow your iTunes library. Please follow the steps below to try to change iTunes library so as to optimize the performance of a computer.

How to change iTunes library with ease

Step 1: Create a New iTunes Library Location.

To switch the iTunes library, you need to create a new library first. Here the steps:

1.Launch iTunes, select Preferences > Advanced

2.In the iTunes Media folder location section of the Advanced preferences window, click the Change button.

3.Next, go to the location where you would like to create the new iTunes Media folder.

4.In the Finder window, click the New Folder button.

5.Enter a name for the new folder. Click the Create button, and then click the Open button.

6.In the Advanced preferences window, click OK.

7.iTunes will ask you if you want to move and rename the files in your new iTunes Media folder to match the "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" preference. Click Yes.

Step 2: Moving Your iTunes Library to Its New Location

1.In iTunes, select File, Library, Organize Library.

2.In the Organize Library window that opens, place a checkmark next to Consolidate Files, and click OK.

3.After that, iTunes will transfer all of your media files from the old library location to the new one you created. This can take a while which depends on the size. After the finish of copy, you can check them immediately.

After that you've changed library of iTunes, if you are a huge music fan, you can also do some transfer like transferring music from iPhone to iTunes when needed.