Want to learn how to export your iTunes library? We have a couple of different solutions for you. To break it down really quick, we’re going to be showing you how to move your iTunes library to Windows Media Player, another iTunes library, an iOS device, and finally to an SD card! We’ll be using both iTunes and a third-party program called iMusic in order to do all this. It’s up to you which of these solutions will work most for you, but we recommend sticking around till the end to learn all that you need to know about the methods in question!
The first tutorial will be on how to export your iTunes library to your Windows Media Player. This is something you might want to learn how to do if you decide to change to Windows Media Player (which is, honestly, better at doing certain things — even if it’s not as sleek or as feature-packed.) This process is going to be a lot though, so try to stay with us as we break it down as best as we can.
To start the process, you will need to edit your Preferences on iTunes. You can do this by clicking the Edit tab and selecting the Preference option.
Now, the Preference window should open. On there, move to Advanced preferences [1.]
Under advanced preferences, you will need to click the two following options on: “Keep iTunes Media Folder Organized” and “Copy Files to iTunes Media Folder…” [2.]Then, click OK to save your new preference settings [3.]
Once those preference settings have been changed, we’re going to then change the Organize Library settings. To do this, click the File tab > Library > Organize Library… (shown below.)
A pop-up window should appear on your screen (shown below.) On here, all you need to do is turn on the “Consolidate Files” option, and then save your changes by clicking the OK button.
It’s only at this point, that you can actually launch Windows Media Player. On there, you’ll need to click the Organize tab > Manage Libraries > Music (shown below.)
Like usual, a pop-up should appear (this one called Music Library Locations.) The thing to do next to move your iTunes library to Windows Media Player is to click the Add button on the right-hand side of the screen.
You will now be given the opportunity to browse your PC for the relevant iTunes music folder (which is what we spent Steps 1 through 4 creating.) You should find this iTunes library under This PC > Music > iTunes.
Select your organized iTunes folder, and then click Include Folder in order to import your iTunes library to your Windows Media Player!
For this next breakdown, we’re going to be showing you how you can get a copy of your iTunes library from your Windows computer to your Mac computer! For this, we’re going to be using a third-party program called iMusic. It’s not exactly made for just backup and restoration, but it is one of the features available in its special toolbox. Other things that you can do with this transfer software include the following:
After launching the iMusic program (which you can download from here), you need to move to the Toolbox page (shown below.) On there, under ITUNES TOOLKIT is the Backup/Restore iTunes option.
A second window should appear showing you the following options after selecting the “Backup/Restore iTunes Library” option (refer to the image below.) On here, you’re going to need to select the Backup feature.
Next, iMusic will prompt you to select what files you want to backup. Do so  and then click the Backup button in order to save your backup file.
You can find your iMusic Backup folder (with your entire iMusic library) in the following folder This PC > Music > iTunes. To move this to your Mac computer, copy this folder to a disk, SD card, external drive, etc. Then paste it on your Mac PC.
Now, we’re moving onto your Mac PC now! On your Mac PC, launch iMusic, go to the Toolbox page and basically repeat Step 1. Except this time, rather than selecting the Backup option, you’ll be clicking the Restore option.
iMusic will automatically scan your Mac computer for your iMusic backup. If it didn’t click the green Choose button, then browse and select it so that it appears [1.]The only thing left to do in order to fully move your iTunes library from Windows to Mac with iMusic, is to click the Restore button at the bottom of the window [2.]
For this third tutorial, still using the iMusic software, we’re going to be moving our iTunes library to our iPad (this will work for iPods and iPhones too — as well as Android devices.) Of course, this time, rather than using the Toolbox page, we’re going to be using the DEVICE page. Which is where you can manage your Mobile Device’s library.
To start, you will need to have your iPad connected to your PC. If it is, then you should be able to see these options (shown below), after clicking the DEVICE page. On the device page, click the Transfer iTunes Music to Device option in order to begin transferring your iTunes library to your iPad.
iMusic will give you the option to decide what you want to move. If you want to move everything, just select the Entire Library option [1.] Then, finalize the transfer between iTunes to your iPad by clicking the Transfer button.
Finally, we’re going to be finishing things up by exporting our iTunes library to an SD card (a lot of the same concept applies if you’re moving your iTunes library to a USB drive, external disk, your computer, etc.) For this, we’re going to be using the iMusic software again, as it provides a very convenient solution for moving your iTunes library from one place to another.
In order to move your iTunes library to your SD card, you’ll need to move to the ITUNES LIBRARY page (as this is where all the iTunes management options are.)
Now, to transfer your entire library to your SD card, you will have to select all the audio files on this list. Which you can do easily by clicking the Select All box (pointed out in the image below.)
Once you have all the files in your iTunes library selected, click the Export icon , then select the Export to Computer option [2.]
Next, a pop-up browse for folder option will appear. On here, browse and select your SD card (as is shown below.) By clicking the OK button, you will be able to officially copy your iTunes library to your SD card with iMusic!
Conclusion: And so, we conclude all our breakdown of all the available iTunes Library export options! Perhaps you were surprised, but we actually used iMusic for three out of the four tutorials. This is because it is a lot more intuitive and easier to use than other available options. We recommend that you try it out yourself and see just how easy it can be to do a bunch of things that you might want to do in the management of your iTunes library.