It is always a matter of discussion that whether a new smartphone user can transfer playlist, songs or music to his new iPhone or PC himself. Although, it is not a very difficult to do task nevertheless new smartphone users can face challenges and require third party technical support to perform the task. Playlist is considered as a personal collection of songs of videos that you often wish to retain even when you change your phone or computer. This blog lets you know some handy tips for transferring playlist to your new device. It will also provide you brief information regarding how to make a playlist and get free playlist if you don’t want to spend money.
This blog is meant for the users who have already transferred their actual iTunes music files to their new PC either with the help of any online published material or by any other means. The present blog is helpful to the users who are not very much familiar with the technology of features of a smartphone.
Like many things in technology, you have multiple ways to transfer playlist. In this post, you will get appropriate tips and information to perform this task through easy to apply steps. You require doing a little bit of hacking with an XML file to perform the entire process. If you are using a Windows PC, then you probably require spending a few dollars to get some useful software to prevent some unnecessary time consumption and frustration.
Using this process, you can transfer playlists that may include custom playlist, free playlist or others. You can also transfer free dubstep music without any difficulty through this method. Before transferring the playlists, if you want to make a playlist then this is the right time to do because if you make a playlist after performing the process then you have to repeat the same steps again.
Tips to Move Playlists:
- First of all, export the library.xml file from your old PC by navigating to File>Library>Export Library. Now take this file to your new PC by using any external media or whatever means you find suitable. You should keep the file size small so that you can transfer it through e-mail.
- Now you need to export to the Library.xml file on your new PC. You should export the files once you have transferred all the songs.
- Now open both the Library.xml files and scan them. For this, you can use a basic text-editing tool like TextEdit (Mac) or Notebook (Windows). You should avoid using MS World because it is not going to help you rather it will mess up the things.
- Now you will see a file path taking you to a real file in each of them. Here you have to find out the path that takes you to the filename on the Library.xml file coming from your new PC. So, if it is:
- “C:\Users\[username]\My%20Music\iTunes\iTunes%20Media\Bob%20DylanBringing%20It%20All%20Back%20Home1%20Subterranean%20Homesick%20Blues.mp3″ then the part which is important for you is “C:\Users\[username]\My%20Music\iTunes\iTunes%20Media.”
- Now you need to perform a Find/Replace on the file paths in the Library.xml file on your old PC. You will find the Replace command in Notepad through Edit>Replace and in the TextEdit you will find it through Edit>Find. Now you have to find the file paths in your old PC and replace it with the file path in the new PC. For example, if you want to move the playlist from a Windows XP computer to a Windows 7 PC then you have to replace the old xml file with the new xml file.
Let us know in detail about the entire process taking place here. First you should understand that the Library.xml file is present in your old PC, and it holds all of those important details that you want to know. In the file, you get all those details along with the location of the file. By using Find/Replace you are trying to retain all those information but changing the location of the information regarding the actual file to let iTunes know the location of the files.
Select All Music Files
- Now, you have to select all your music files and then press “Delete” or “Backspace” key. Now a warning dialogue box will pop up asking you “Are you sure you want to remove the selected items from your iTunes library?“
- You have to click on “Remove.” You may feel scary while performing this step but don’t worry as it will only delete iTunes’ records and not the files themselves.
- Now you have to click on “Keep Files.” In this way, you will be able to delete iTunes records of the files but files will not be deleted. Next, you have to restore iTunes’ records for these files.
- Now the most important step comes in which you have to modify Library.xml file in the iTunes at your new PC. Navigate to File>Library>Import Playlist and then locate your modified Library.xml file and then click “Choose.” Once you perform this step, iTunes will import all of that data you had related to your music files. Here you may need to rectify the files paths for those files. It may take several minutes when iTunes import the data.
Now, you have successfully imported all your data on the new PC so you can now use the playlist without any problem with your iPhone. Despite using these simple to apply steps, you may come across certain hiccups. If you come across any issue that you are not able to fix yourself then contact an online technical support helpdesk for quick online support.