Power Tunes also offers a one-step solution for sharing i Tunes libraries and music among multiple user accounts on a machine, allows users to fix dead tracks whose files have gone missing, finds orphaned music files in their music folders, and much more.
We're going to show you how multiple users on a shared Windows computer can merge their i Tunes libraries.
You'll need to back this library up, so picking the smaller library will save you time. In i Tunes, go to the File menu, highlight Library, and select "Back up to Disc".
Keep in mind that the backup process will copy all your i Tunes content, including i Phone applications, audiobooks, games, movies, music, music videos, podcasts, ringtones, and TV shows.
This means that if I buy the new Local Natives album on my wife’s laptop, it is instantly on my i Phone.
Login as the user with the smaller of the two i Tunes libraries.
I didn’t have constant access to the old PC - only a copy of my i Tunes library and music files on a USB disk.
This meant a couple of extra steps which I’ll detail below. One key prerequisite is that both old and new libraries must be sorted by i Tunes - you need to use the “keep my music library organised” option so that i Tunes organises your files by artist and album.
If you have set the default path of i Tunes Media Folder to D:\Music, you should copy them to D:\Music on the other computer. All in all, make sure all songs you copy from the same corresponding path in any computer.
You can sync i Pod and other IOS device to the new i Tunes library in the same way as you did before.
I recently had the somewhat unenviable task of combining two large i Tunes libraries into one and found that there’s pretty much no information on this online, so I thought I’d share my “technique” in the hope that someone might find it useful.