How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive with 2 Great Ways

How do I copy music from iTunes to USB drive? This post introduces 2 useful ways to copy songs from iTunes to USB flash drive.

Want to learn how to copy music from iTunes to USB? It’s actually a lot simpler than you’d think! Of course, there is the manual method of using the available features on a Windows OS computer. However, you can also try out one of the many data transfer apps available (although only a couple of them will allow an easy transfer between iTunes and USB.) Continue reading till the very end to learn the most convenient way of doing so.

Part 1. Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive via iTunes Directly

The first method that we’re going to be demonstrating, is the straightforward manual method via the available features on a Windows OS PC. This feature is not available for a Mac OS (unless you download another software.) For this, you’ll need to have a USB or External Drive ready. It doesn’t matter what type it is, so long as it can fit the music that you want to copy from your iTunes library. Now, as convenient as this free feature might sound, there are some limitations to using it, which includes the following:

  • Manual Transfer only, no automatic sync.
  • Direct connection to iTunes is impossible (music must be exported manually)
  • Cannot Transfer DRM music (iTunes protected)

Steps to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive via iTunes Directly

Step 1 — This PC

First, you’ll need to look for your USB or External drive on the This PC tab on Windows Explorer. This, of course, would imply that you already have the USB connected to your PC.

 How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -look for your USB or External drive on the This PC

Step 2 — Create “iTunes Music” Folder

Next, create a folder to store your iTunes music. The New Folder option is available on the “Home” tab on Windows Explorer. Just select New Folder and name the folder you want to store your music on. For our sample, we named it iTunes Music.

 How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -Create “iTunes Music” Folder

Step 3 — Drag and Drop Method

Next, launch your iTunes and use the drag and drop method in order to manually export your Apple Music to the new “iTunes Music” folder that you created. All you have to do is drag the desired media from your iTunes library and drop it onto the “iTunes Music” folder, as is shown in the image below.

 How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -Drag and Drop Method

Part 2. The Best Music Tool to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive

For the next instructional step-by-step, we’re going to introduce the convenient data transfer software tool that we mentioned in the introduction. This data transfer software is called iMusic. With it, not only can you have complete control over your iTunes library, but you can also import and export music at will (whether through manual or automated means.) This premium program includes the following features:

iMusic - Best Music Tool to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive

  • Copy songs from iTunes to USB flash drive easily and safely.
  • 1-click to backup iPad music to iTunes Library/Mac.
  • Transfer music from Mac/PC/iTunes to iPhoneXR/XS/8/8plus/Android phone easily.
  • Download music from over 3000 music sites, including download YouTube to MP3.
  • Record music from any radio stations with music tag, covers, album name attached.
  • Burn music to CD then store it forever.

Key Features of iMusic

  • iTunes to USB direct export .
  • Manual Management of iTunes library — add, remove, edit, etc.
  • Toolbox with extra transfer and management tools.
  • 1-Click Download or Record Music online (3000+ websites)
  • Sleek and intuitive design for maximum efficiency.

Tutorial to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive by iMusic

First download it's free trial on your PC.

Step 1 — iTunes Library

After launching the iMusic software , is to move to the ITUNES LIBRARY page. This page will preview all the available songs on your device.

 How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  - Go to the ITUNES LIBRARY page

Step 2 — Select

Next, you can either use the select all boxes feature by clicking the box at the very top of the list (as is pointed out in the image below), or you can selectively select which songs you want to transfer and which files you don’t by leaving their boxes marked and not marked respectively.

 How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  - Select all boxes

Step 3 — Export

Once you’ve selected the files that you want to copy to your USB, you’ll need to locate and select the Export option (which is marked in the image below.) The option to “Export to My Computer” will pop-up after this, make sure to select that as well.

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  - Select the export option

Step 4 — Browse for Folder

Finally, you need to browse for your USB/External Drive on the “Browse for Folder” window that pops-up. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to also locate and select the folder that you want to copy your iTunes music onto. Then, you can finish up the transfer by clicking the OK button.

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -Browse for Folder

Part 3. Copy Whole Playlist from iTunes to USB Flash Drive via iMusic

Now that we’ve shown you how you can transfer separate songs or even your entire music library via iMusic. Let’s take a quick look as to how you can use the same software in order to copy a whole playlist onto your USB as well! The methods that we will be applying for this particular demonstration will be very similar to the ones we applied previously. So, don’t worry! It will be pretty easy once you’ve gotten used to it.

Steps to Copy Whole Playlist from iTunes to USB Flash Drive via iMusic

Step 1 — iTunes Library > Playlists

Like before, we started on the ITUNES LIBRARY page. On there, if you haven’t noticed already, there are a bunch of options available on the top left-hand corner of the screen. One of which is the playlist tab (which is marked in the image below.) Select the playlist icon and proceed to the next step!

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  - Choose the iTunes library -playlist

Step 2 — Select Playlist

Next, you’ll need to select your playlist and select the songs on the playlist by clicking the ‘select all’ box at the very top of the list.

Note: Note: All playlists (custom or otherwise) are available on the left sidebar.

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -Select Playlist

Step 3 — Export

Finally, just like we did in the previous breakdown. We’re going to select the Export icon, and then click the “Export to My Computer” option that appears.

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -Click the export to my computer

Step 4 — Select Folder and Copy!

We’re going to finish this up just like before by browsing for our USB/External Drive and then selecting the folder that we want to copy our iTunes music onto. Once you’ve selected the proper folder, all you have to do is click the OK button to finish up!

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  -Select Folder and Copy

Extra — Automated Feature

You can also use the one-click automated feature available to transfer playlists to a USB to play on your car! All you have to do is move to the TOOLBOX page and select the Car Playlist feature!

  How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive  - transfer playlists to a USB to play on your car

iMusic - Move Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive Effectively

  • Add music from iTunes to USB flash drive without data lossing.
  • 1-click to backup iPad music to iTunes Library/Mac.
  • Transfer music from Mac/PC/iTunes to iPhoneXR/XS/8/8plus/Android phone easily.
  • Download music from over 3000 music sites, including download YouTube to MP3.
  • Record music from any radio stations with music tag, covers, album name attached.
  • Built-in library collected thousands of songs for free download.

Conclusion: This concludes our quick “How to Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive” tutorial! Hopefully, we were able to teach you a thing or two about transferring your Apple Music in a safe and convenient way with the two methods that we introduced! Of course, if you do want to keep things simple and easy — without adding any unnecessary stress on your end. We greatly recommended going with the iMusic method. If only because the program will do most of the work for you! Allowing you to breeze through the process in a way that using the manual Windows could never possibly achieve.

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