I’ve been using i Tunes to manage my music library since it was first released in 2001.
I’ve always been a music collector, and now I’m a professional DJ.
The downside, of course, is needing to plug in the drive whenever you want to access the files, but that’s part of the setup here.
The first step is to make sure all your files are in one place.
My i Tunes Library has folders full of playlists for family, friends, and others along with mixtapes both natively digital and those I’ve reconstructed from actual cassettes.
Today I deleted my entire i Tunes library: music, playlists and all. The only real argument I’ve ever had with i Tunes is DRM.
Sometimes we may need to back up i Tunes music from Windows PC to external hard drive.
For example, you may want to upgrade from the old PC to the new one, so you need to copy all i Tunes music from old PC to a portable hard drive then import the music from the portable hard drive to your new computer.You may want to keep a copy of your music on a external storage so in case of computer crash, you can easily restore them.Your i Tunes library may become too large, you are forced to back up music songs from i Tunes to an external hard disk.Firstly you need to open the i Tunes media folder on computer via the File Manager (Windows explorer).After that insert the external hard drive, flash drive, thumb drive or any other external storage medium to your PC, copy and paste the i Tunes music folder to the external storage device.This setup also has the inherent, and obvious, advantage of keeping your library on an external hard drive, so it's more or less already backed up - though I, with my paranoid data habits, keep a backup of my library on a second hard drive, and I now also use Scott's i Tunes 7 backup tip (instead of a previous Smart Playlist system) to burn my library to DVDs (the lesson from someone who knows: your data can never be too backed up - ever).