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How to share an iTunes library on separate hard drive

Ever since my wife received her iPod Shuffle this week, I have been trying to find a way for each of us to access the same music files in iTunes. We store all our music files on a separate hard drive, and until this week, I was the only iTunes user.
We us Windows XP, and we have separate user accounts. Since it took forever for me to find a solution, I thought I’d post it here. It’s actually pretty simple.
1. Open iTunes on my login
2. Export my library to a Library.xml file
3. Close iTunes
4. Open iTunes on her login
5. Go to Edit > Preferences
6. Go to the Advanced tab
7. Click on the Change button
8. Edit the location to music drive (e.g. F:iTunesiTunes Music)
9. Press the OK button
10. Go to File>Import
11. Browse to and select the Library.xml file
All done. 🙂

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

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