iTunes is an incredible repository for music, movies, and TV shows across your Apple devices, but no device lasts forever. This is why it’s always good to have a backup plan for when you inevitably get a new device or something happens to your current one. Moving your iTunes library between devices that run on Apple’s software is super easy.
However, if you use iTunes on a Microsoft device, the process won’t be quite as effortless. The article below will show you how to move your iTunes library to an external drive.
Moving your iTunes library on an external drive
There are a few steps involved in this process, so be sure to follow each one attentively. We’re going to show you 4 main steps, namely:
- Consolidate your iTunes library
- Find your iTunes media folder
- Backup your iTunes library and media folder
- Restore your iTunes library from a previous backup
Now that you have a roadmap of your iTunes backup and restoration journey, let’s get started.