Where does iTunes store the files that record playlists and play counts?

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
There seems to be lots of information about this. In short I'm trying to retrieve a library from a broken computer. I have access to the removed hard. What files do I need to retrieve?

Be good to find somewhere that has a brief explanation of where the files are actually stored.
Note the compnuter was a Windows 7 PC (and a user account connected to a Windows Server 2003 domain)

Question by:afflik1923
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    Accepted Solution

    in your music folder/itunes/ folder in the *.itb files are binary and there are also *xml  files there
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    Hi in case of a Windows 7 PC you will be required to copy
    C:\Users\<UserName>\Music\Itunes folder. - Contains your Music Libraries and related information
    C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes - Contains your Itunes Preferences

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    by:Premkumar Yogeswaran

    Hope this below link could give the answer for your query...!

    What are the iTunes library files?

    Where are my iTunes files located?


    Author Comment

    OK thanks so far. Still ongoing and will update soon.
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    I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

    Accepted answer: 250 points for pritamdutt's comment http:/Q_27380218.html#36914944
    Assisted answer: 250 points for premglitz's comment http:/Q_27380218.html#36966785

    for the following reason:

    This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

    Author Comment

    I will award points for this. Sorry for delay.

    Author Closing Comment

    Many thanks for the input

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