Restore iTunes songs from backup drive

Hi experts,  

 I had iTunes and all my music on my computer but I upgraded from junky Vista to windows 7 and I backed up my data on external drive. I installed widows 7 and installed iTunes but I need to know where I need to restore my music to?
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When you need to restore your backed up iTunes Library from your external hard drive to your computer, follow these steps:

1) Quit iTunes.

2) Locate your external hard drive in My Computer

3) Drag the iTunes folder (backed up earlier) from your external hard drive to whatever location you desire on your internal hard drive. It is recommended that you choose the default location for the iTunes folder, which is:
Windows Vista: \Users\username\My Music\
Windows 7 or 8: \Users\username\Music\

4) Open iTunes while holding down the Shift key.

5) In the resulting dialog, click the Choose Library button.

6) Select the iTunes folder you just moved to the internal hard drive.

7) Click Open and then choose the iTunes Library file inside .

After following these steps, iTunes will open and your iTunes Library will be restored.


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frankbustosAuthor Commented:
great, thanks!
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