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Combine Two ITunes Libraries Already On Same Computer


I have two logons on our Imac. One that we previously uesd for our daughter and one that my wife an I use. There is an Itunes libary under each logon on the same computer. My daughter no longer uses the logon, she now has her own computer. We would like to combine the two libraries already on the same computer into one itunes library. Is there an easy way to combine them into one?

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imac G5, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iphone 4


View 3 Replies (Posted: Apr 24, 2012)

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