Audio & Video Software forum

General discussion

Multiple users in iTunes

by aussie-dude / August 31, 2014 3:40 PM PDT

No doubt this has been covered but I couldn't find where and go easy cause I'm a newbie.

On my windows PC I used Copytrans iLibs to manage multiple multiple (different) libraries on 5 IOS devices (iPod touch, 2x iPhones and 2x iPad's). It worked a treat.

But I've just changed platforms to an iMac and after migrating all my data over I find iTunes is absolutely full of all music from all devices and 60 odd Apps. Everything is in the one account. I went to Copytrans website only to find they don't have Mac compatible Apps Sad

How on earth can I restore iTunes to reflect each of the libraries on each of the devices? Is it in fact possible?

I really would appreciate help on this guys. Thanks in advance!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Multiple users in iTunes
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Multiple users in iTunes
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
The thing is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2014 3:51 PM PDT

I'm guessing you only have one user account in Windows. Windows is different. To have other users, we would have other (windows) user accounts. At least that's how I do that here.

Collapse -
Thanks R proffitt
by aussie-dude / August 31, 2014 3:59 PM PDT
In reply to: The thing is.

I'm a tad dumb I think because I'm not sure what you mean.
Can you expand on your answer please mate?

Collapse -
Sorry, but I am logging out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2014 4:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks R proffitt

Google this.

How to create Windows User accounts.

Collapse -
Thanks Bob
by aussie-dude / August 31, 2014 4:42 PM PDT

I must have missed something. I'm not using a Windows computer now it's an iMac. Will it solve the problem if I open 5 new user accounts for each IOS device on my new mac?

Collapse -
That's the idea, yes.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 31, 2014 5:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

An iTunes library on the PC or Mac is in the OS account, so each user has his own content. Just as he has his own documents and pictures.


Collapse -
Thanks keers-B
by aussie-dude / August 31, 2014 7:42 PM PDT
In reply to: That's the idea, yes.
Collapse -
(NT) Thanks Kees!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2014 1:34 AM PDT
In reply to: That's the idea, yes.
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.