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Backing Up Your iTunes Music
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Article Summary
  • When you install Carbonite using the Automatic setup option or allow Carbonite to automatically manage your backup, your iTunes music will be backed up if they are in the default location.
  • You can easily check the status of your iTunes music by looking at the colored status dots.
  • During your free trial period, Carbonite does not automatically include music files in your backup selection.

 

 

 

How to Ensure Your iTunes Music is Selected

If you are not sure which option you selected when you installed Carbonite, you can confirm that your songs are backed up by browsing to the location where they are stored and viewing the colored status dots.

If your iTunes music is not in the default location, you can find the location by opening iTunes and clicking on Edit; Preferences. Then click the Advanced tab and the location should be listed in the box entitled iTunes Media folder location.

Note: The iTunes instructions listed here are for iTunes version 9. In previous versions of iTunes, the music folder is entitled iTunes Music.

 

 

Windows XP

Windows XP

 

From the Start menuThe Windows icon in the lower left hand corner of your screen that allows access to “All Programs”. in Windows XP, click My Computer, and browse to the following location: C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]Your [User Name] will vary depending on how you set up your computer. If you do not see your own name, your files are most likely in something generic, such as Owner or User.\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. If you have green dots on your music files, they are backed up. If they are not backed up, simply right-click on the files and select Carbonite; Back this up.

 

 

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

 

From the Start menu in Windows Vista, click Computer, and browse to the following location: C:\Users\[User Name]Your [User Name] will vary depending on how you set up your computer. If you do not see your own name, your files are most likely in something generic, such as Owner or User.\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. If you have green dots on your music files, they are backed up. If they are not backed up, simply right-click on the files and select Carbonite; Back this up.

 

 

Windows 7

Windows 7

 

From the Start menu in Windows 7, click Computer, and browse to the following location: C:\Users\[User Name]Your [User Name] will vary depending on how you set up your computer. If you do not see your own name, your files are most likely in something generic, such as Owner or User.\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. If you have green dots on your music files, they are backed up. If they are not backed up, simply right-click on the files and select Carbonite; Back this up.

 

 

Windows 8

Windows 8

 

On Windows 8, click the File Explorer icon in the Taskbar on your Desktop (if you are not already on your Desktop, press the Windows Key + D to access the Desktop) and browse to the following location: C:\Users\[User Name]Your [User Name] will vary depending on how you set up your computer. If you do not see your own name, your files are most likely in something generic, such as Owner or User.\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. If you have green dots on your music files, they are backed up. If they are not backed up, simply right-click on the files and select Carbonite; Back this up.

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