How to Copy iTunes Playlists to an External Hard Drive

"Is there a way to copy iTunes playlists to an external hard drive with songs? I love music and have create dozens of playlists on iTunes. Since my iTunes occupies too much space, I need to copy move some iTunes playlist to an external hard drive. Please give me some suggestions, please."

I don't know whether you've tried to copy iTunes playlists to an external hard drive or not. Most threads from the Internet will tell you to transfer iTunes playlist file .xml to your computer. If you've transferred iTunes playlist file .xml to your external hard drive, you'll find that there is no music in the folder at all, but only .xml file. Taking the security of your iTunes playlists into consideration, you should transfer iTunes playlists to the external hard drive with songs in it. In this article, I will introduce you how to use Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) to copy iTunes playlist to an external hard drive with songs.

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dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) is designed for both Windows and Mac users. Get the trial version for your computer and follow the steps below to learn how to copy iTunes Playlists to an external hard drive. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) supports all iOS devices running in iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6 and iOS 5.

Step 1. Sync iTunes music to an iOS device

First and for the most, please sync iTunes playlists that you want to copy to an external hard drive to one of your iOS devices. Connect your iOS device with computer and Launch dr.fone. Click Transfer iTunes Media to Device. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) will detect all the media files in iTunes and show them by list on the pop-up window. Select and sync iTunes music to connected iOS device.

how to copy iTunes playlist to external hard drive

how to sync iTunes playlist to external hard drive

Step 2. Copy iTunes playlists to external hard drive

Click Music icon at the top of the interface to enter the Music window. Click the 'Playlist' to reveal all iTunes playlists that youc've synced to your iOS device. Select wanted playlists and click the triangle under Export to. From the Export to drop-down list, select "Export to PC". Find the external hard drive you've plugged in your computer and save these playlists on it. Each playlist name will be the name of the folder which contains songs.

how to copy iTunes playlist to external hard drive

Why not download dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) to transfer iTunes playlists to an external hard drive for backup? It's very easy. By doing this, you'll never worry about losing playlists in iTunes.

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