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Transfered iTunes by home sharing, now have to backup again?

by Ftopel / May 11, 2011 2:24 PM PDT

I transfered all 100 gigs of my iTunes library from my old computer to my new computer via home sharing. That's great, I can sync my iPod to the new computer now.

But, when I want to backup new purchases, the new computer doesn't know I already have backups of the old library. It's going to take 22 discs to re-back-up the whole library, because to this computer there never was a "last backup."

Is there a way to get my new iTunes up to date with where I'm backed up, or do I just need to let it burn a whole new backup file?

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 11, 2011 9:56 PM PDT

If you have a Windows machine, then you will probably have to go the route you have already indicated.
Alternatively, an external could be the answer here.
If you have a Mac, then get an external drive and let Time Machine take care of all your backup needs

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by Ftopel / May 12, 2011 9:09 AM PDT
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It is PC. Home Sharing looked like the fastest way to transfer to a new computer, going by the iTunes help files. I guess making a new backup is a small price to pay. I want to sync my iPod to this computer and get rid of the old one, and I've got an iPad now to sync up too.

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