Saving a copy of your playlists

You can export a playlist and import it on a different computer so that you can have the same playlist in both places. You can also export a playlist to save a copy of it.

Exported playlists contain a list of the items in the playlist; the actual songs or videos aren’t included.

Here are ways to archive or use playlists on another computer:

  • To archive a single playlist or use it in iTunes on another computer, select the playlist (below Playlists), choose File > Library > Export Playlist, and then choose XML from the Format pop-up menu.

  • To save a copy of all your playlists, choose File > Library > Export Library. The exported information is saved in XML format.

  • To import an iTunes playlist, choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The imported playlist includes only songs and videos already in your iTunes library. Unavailable items are removed from the list.

Related Topics

Using song information in other applications

Sharing your iTunes library across computers

Publishing your playlists

Saving a copy of your playlists