How to Import a Playlist to iTunes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to import a playlist to iTunes.

Just as we back up important data and documents on our computer in case of a crash, we can also back up our itunes playlists. Doing so allows us to restore our playlists.


To Export a playlist, highlight the playlist in the left-hand column, under the File menu select Library, and then select Export Playlist.

select File-Library-Export Playlist

Choose an appropriate destination to store the file and then click save. I would recommend saving to an external hard drive. This way, if you do have a computer crash, your playlist information is safely stored elsewhere!

For the purpose of demonstration, I have deleted the playlist from my iTunes Library. This simulates an instance when you have a crash and have lost your playlists.

To Import a playlist, under the file menu select, Library and then select Import Playlist. Navigate to the previously saved file and click Open.

select File-Library-Import Playlist

Your Playlist has been restored!