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iTunes 10 for Mac: Use Home Sharing to import items from another iTunes library

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Use Home Sharing to import items from another iTunes library

You can use Home Sharing to import items from up to five iTunes libraries on other computers in your home network. To use Home Sharing, you must have an Apple ID.

To turn on Home Sharing:

  1. Choose Advanced > Turn On Home Sharing.

  2. Type your Apple ID and password, and click Create Home Share.

    If you don’t have an Apple ID, click “Need an Apple ID?” and follow the onscreen instructions.

  3. Using the same Apple ID, repeat steps 1 and 2 on each computer.

To import items from other libraries using Home Sharing:

  1. In iTunes, select a computer (below Shared).

  2. In the Show menu at the bottom of the iTunes window, choose “Items not in my library.”

  3. Select the items you want to import, and then click Import.

    You can also drag items from the other computer’s iTunes library to yours.

To automatically import new iTunes Store purchases from another computer:

You can set Home Sharing to automatically import new iTunes Store purchases when they’re downloaded to other computers in your Home Sharing network.

  1. In iTunes, select a computer (below Shared).

  2. Click Settings at the bottom of the iTunes window.

  3. In the window that appears, select “Automatically transfer new purchases from Library Name.”

  4. Select the types of items you want to import.

  5. Click OK.

To turn off Home Sharing:

On each computer, choose Advanced > Turn Off Home Sharing.

Tip:   If the Shared list doesn’t appear when Home Sharing is on, turn Home Sharing off, and then turn it on again.
Last Modified: Mar 25, 2014
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