Installing 10.5

in macOS edited January 2014
I am installing 10.5 on my iBook and i have a few questions. All of my music (40+gigs) is on my external hard drive. Is there anyway that I can reload those into iTunes without having to open every folder and file? Also, can I save my playlists? I have an iPhone, is there anything that I need to do to assure that it will work with the new os? I have done a few reinstalls of 10.4 but never 10.5, is there anything else I need to be aware of before doing this? Thanks for the help!

PS: How do I save my Safari bookmarks and passwords?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    Are you going to do a complete Erase & Install, Archive & Install, or upgrade? For the last 2, you don't need to worry too much, all your settings get transferred over fine.

    For an Erase & install, Safari bookmarks are kept in ~/Library/Safari/bookmarks.plist. Back that up and import the file through Safari's Import bookmarks command when in Leopard. As far as transferring music I'm not certain how to do that.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    talksense101talksense101 Posts: 1,737member
    1. Set the proper directory for iTunes music library in iTunes preferences

    2. Disable the option to copy files to library / keep folder organized depending on your taste.

    3. Drag and drop the parent folder into iTunes.

    To preserve playlists and ratings...
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