Backing up iTunes to a hard drive


Q: Is the only way to back up your music from iTunes to use a CD or DVD disc? Can you backup to a hard drive?

– Michael

A: The built-in backup feature in iTunes itself is limited to backing up to CD or DVD media. However, you can back up your iTunes library databases and media content as files using any number of third-party backup programs, or even simply copying them manually to another hard drive.

See our recent article on Backing up your iTunes library for more information.


Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.