Feeds

Fanboi primer: How to move your iTunes from PC to Mac

Step-by-step instructions for Jobsian surrender

Build a business case: developing custom apps

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.

Screen capture of iTunes on Mac

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. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE
Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder
And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.