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Feels like the first time

Now, it's time to make sure the external hard drive is connected to the Mac Book Pro and to fire up iTunes. The first time this is done, it usually takes about an hour for iTunes to digest the new library. Just be patient. Eventually, iTunes on you Mac should display your old library, including all your ratings, playlists, listening history and even album art, provided its embedded in the mp3 files themselves.

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The only drawback with this hack is an error iTunes delivers shortly after starting up each time. It reads: “We could not complete your iTunes Store Request. An unknown error occurred (4002). There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.”

Screen capture of iTunes error

A quick Google search shows I'm by no means the only iTunes user to get this error. But so far a fix has been elusive. And that's too bad, since it appears that this error prevents the iTunes Genius feature from working correctly, at least every time I've tried this exercise.

This isn't too big a deal for me, since I've never been too impressed with iTunes Genius. Then again, it's possible Genius has improved and I don't know it because mine is disabled. If you've figured out a way to fix this error, please drop me a line, or leave a comment. ®

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