Windows 10: Using Windows 10 File Explorer To Back Up iTunes With A Flash Drive Solved

  1.    15 Mar 2017 #1

    Using Windows 10 File Explorer To Back Up iTunes With A Flash Drive


    Hi all,

    I bought a 128 GB flash drive to back up my entire iTunes playlist using the Windows 10 File Explorer, and I want to confirm the steps I plan to take.....

    Go to File Explorer and select Music / iTunes / iTunes Music. Plug in the flash drive. Drag the iTunes Music file to the flash drive.

    Correct?
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  2. Posts : 6,864
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       15 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi CanAm

    I think if I were doing it I would just copy the Itunes folder and then paste to key. If you go down to music level you miss files and other iTune folders on same level. You can see what files and what folders. I don't believe your play list are in the music folder either.

    As to dragging, just make sure that doesn't invoke move.


    Ken
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  3.    15 Mar 2017 #3

    Hi Ken, and thanks for the reply.
    My iTunes playlist is definitely listed in my iTunes Music file because I use it every month after I buy a few songs.

    The path: "Go to File Explorer and select Music / iTunes / iTunes Music. Plug in the flash drive. Drag the iTunes Music file to the flash drive" is similar to what I do every month so I am familiar with that. Just want to confirm that I can just drag the file iTunes Music to my flash drive.

    I will be back tomorrow.
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  4. Posts : 6,864
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       15 Mar 2017 #4

    If you drag to copy cool. I'm old school, Crtl+C on source, CRTL+V on target.
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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #5

    Hi Ken,

    Thank you for you reply. So, what I plan to do is correct...Correct?
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  6. Posts : 6,864
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       16 Mar 2017 #6

    Yes. Again I would just see what is on same level. I went back to my files and my playlists were not within the actual music folder and I had a folder called artwork. This has be copied from machine to machine so my structure could be different than you folder structure.

    Yes if dragging shows as copying, then drag music folder to key.
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  7.    16 Mar 2017 #7

    Hi Ken!

    Thanks for confirming I can do it that way!

    Yes, our folder structure must be different. Besides iTunes Music (where all my songs are) I also have Album Artwork, Previous iTunes Library, plus sub files like iTunes Extras, iTunes Genius, and a bunch of temp files.

    Before I mark this thread as "Solved" I see you are from Canada by your flag icons. My father was born near Quebec City. I also have a very distant cousin whom I've never met, who was drafted by the Florida Panthers but still tends goal for a team in the QMJHL. My son played hockey from mites through juniors, and as a bantam he played for a team called the Ontario Senators from Ontario California.

    I just realized that was probably WAY too much information, so THANK YOU again for your help!

    Mark
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  • Posts : 6,864
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       16 Mar 2017 #8

    Hey thanks for sharing. I have a sister in law in California, Silicon Valley. Small world.

    Ken
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