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How do I copy my iTunes library onto my new Mac?

I have recently bought a new computer and want to move my Itunes from my old one, onto my new one without having to download all the songs again. Some say it can be done, other say it can't - what do you say???

I say that it most assuredly can be done! In fact, whenever I buy a new computer, I do just this so that I don't lose my multi-gig music library. (actually, according to iTunes, my library is a staggering 20.16GB, 3946 songs, 13.8 days of music!)

The key to copying your library from one computer to another is to let iTunes itself do all the work while you have the old and new computers hooked together via the great, under-praised Firewire Target Mode.

Here's how...