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bk T
05-06-2009, 10:34 AM
How do I backup the iTunes purchased songs to an external HDD? I have tried the File - Library - Backup to Disc utility only to produce several coasters with unknown Error 4450. Have tried different brand CDs/DVDs with the same error.

Managed to use the File - Library - Export Library option to save a copy of the Library.xml but how do I know that my songs are backup properly? Could not find any 'Import' option in iTunes.

Does the 'Library' include my purchased songs?

05-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Simply copy the songs as you would any other file , if you wanted to play the songs from the drive, itunes will look to make sure the PC is Authrozied to play them, if so they will play - if not it wont let them.

Edited: you can do the same for backing up to CD, just burn the songs as you would with any other file.

I have purchased music on this PC,and copied to one server, all the Authrozied PC's can play from the server if I want.

05-06-2009, 10:50 AM