How to use iTunes 7 built-in back up

Another new feature of the newly-minted iTunes 7 is that the program now features a built-in back up system, similar to that originally found in iPhoto. The function allows you to copy either your entire library or just your iTunes Store purchases. However, you are limited to backing up to either CD or DVD, no external drives and no networks.

Select "Back up to disc…" from the file menu.

iTunes 7 backup menu

Choose your entire library or just your purchases.

iTunes 7 backup options

Wait for the disc to burn.

iTunes 7 backup burning

All done.

iTunes 7 backup done

Your music, videos and podcasts are now safe and secure on a new back up disc:

iTunes 7 backup items

4 thoughts on “How to use iTunes 7 built-in back up

  1. I just got my 2000t and all of my songs are skipping in iTunes, and I cant figure out why. If someone could help me out and tell me how to fix this I would really appreciate it because its driving me crazy. Thanks for the replys.


  2. How do i use this thing. its so much more confusing then the last one i had. i cant figure out how to erase any of the songs on my ipod now. or how to put
    my music i have saved on my computer to my new ipod. will someone please give me step by step instructions?.?


  3. Faith, Amari. I wish I could help, but this really isn’t a support site. It would take more time than I currently have to properly diagnose what’s going on with your iTunes/ipod.

    However, I can point you in some good directions. Apple’s support discussions are full of knowledgable people who enjoy answering questions:
    iTunes for Windows:
    iTunes for Mac:

    Also try the forums at MacRumors. They’re usually bustling with activity.

    Good luck!


  4. Once some how I touched “something on my computer while listening to a selection on i tunes. all of a sudden i saw liner notes as well as credits.
    I don’t know wat I did but it worked. could you help me?



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