On the old laptop, I just changed the library location from the default C: to D:
I also did a consolidate and now I have the entire music, movies, iTunes folders, etc. in my D: drive, and want to move it the new laptop.

I know I need to open iTunes by pressing Shift, but my problem is, that I cannot find the .itl file on my old laptop (at the new location of D:). I need this to select it on the new laptop. Where do I find my .itl file ?

Thank you for your help!

  • What you are asking is how to search for files on Windows XP. You need to use Window's Search function to look for any files ending in .itl on your D drive. You should post this question on a Windows help forum, not on an Apple help forum.
    – user9290
    Dec 24, 2011 at 16:28
  • Pls read my question clearly...It is not a Windows question...It is the APPLE ITUNES question.. Dec 24, 2011 at 17:17
  • Someone pls provide me a better answer...the above comments are not at all clear... Dec 24, 2011 at 17:24

3 Answers 3


iLounge has a great piece of instructions on how to move the iTunes library from one place to the next: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive/

The ITL file in your case, probably remains on your C:\ drive.


Read Apple's technical support documentation article: iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer


Read Microsoft's technical support documentation article: How to search for files and folders in Windows XP


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