As the title says the old "import 'iTunes Library.xml' and migrate everything" trick is no longer working as of iTunes at least.

Does anyone know a workaround or alternate technique for achieving the old behavior? I was in the middle of merging almost a DOZEN older iTunes libraries when I noticed the trick had stopped working!

  • What trick exactly and what does it do now
    – mmmmmm
    Feb 7, 2017 at 18:26
  • @Mark - Formerly if you went to "File > Library > Import Playlist" and imported the file created by telling a different iTunes library (say from an old computer) to "File > Library > Export Library", the new library would import EVERYTHING (playlists, songs, ratings, play counts, all of it) and now the same command sequence ONLY imports the Playlists AND NOTHING ELSE! Feb 7, 2017 at 18:33
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    Sounds like something you ought to be reporting to bugreport.apple.com
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 7, 2017 at 18:38


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