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Old 01-25-2018, 10:57 AM

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Location: Arizona
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First off you would have to be selecting only the music tracks, I don't think folders would actually work. Secondly this would just get your music tracks without copying the library. Making you Erase and Sync all your devices to the new iTunes.

To prevent the Erase and Sync process you would need to
Close iTunes
copy the iTunes folder from the thumb drive (or old system) and drop it into your Music folder (C:\Users\<login>\Music typically) and overwrite all existing files.
Open iTunes and your library will be there with all your playlists.

Play a track that you can find. If it plays you are all done.
If it asks you to locate it, then click on the Locate button, navigate to where that track is located (Usually C:\Users\<login>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music\<Artist>\<Album>\<TrackName>.<ext>) and then it may ask if you want to update all the tracks in your library and you say YES. Then you should be able to play any track.

Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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