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How to keep playlists in ITunes when I fully reinstall windows on my PC

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I am upgrading to Windows 7 from XP (I love WIndows 7).

I am afraid that when I reinstall iTunes and point it to my partitioned music drive that I'll lose all of my playlists etc.

What's the easiest and safest way of keeping it all safe and sound?

Cheers

David
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Thanks for your reply. That would be a great solution for a handful of playlists but I have about fifty playlists. Is there away to export the whole lot at once? Ctrl cursor down doesn't seem to work.
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If your music is on another drive once you have installed itunes on your new os.  Hold down shift and open itunes.  It will prompt you to pick an existing library.  Then browse to your itunes music folder and select your library file.  I think its a .itl file.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1589

Once you have done this you may need to restart itunes but you should see you entire music library, including playlist and ratings.
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