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CopyTrans TuneSwift allows to create full and incremental – “latest changes” – backups of the iTunes library. Use the “Latest changes” backup if you modified the iTunes library since the last time you backed up (i.e. you added or removed tracks, edited playlists, etc). This saves you from having to back up the entire library again while allowing you to retain a complete and up-to-date iTunes backup.

How to perform an incremental iTunes backup

  1. The incremental “Latest changes” backup is based on a previous CopyTrans TuneSwift backup of the iTunes library. Therefore, it will only work if you’ve already effectuated a full- or another incremental- backup in the past

  2. If you don’t already have CopyTrans TuneSwift on the PC, download the program from the following page: Back up iTunes library latest changes

  3. Make sure that the previous TSW backup file(s) which CopyTrans TuneSwift created are readily accessible from your PC. Run CopyTrans TuneSwift and click on “Backup” backup button in copytrans tuneswift

  4. Next, click “Latest changes” latest changes button in copytrans tuneswift program window

  5. Click on the Green pencil symbol and navigate to the previous CopyTrans TuneSwift backup file browse for tsw backup file with tuneswift

  6. The file should be in TSW format. Select the file and click “Open” navigate to and select previous itunes backup file in copytrans tuneswift
    NOTE: If you previously made another incremental backup, select the latest INC00X.TSW file instead, where “X” indicates the number of each consecutive incremental backup copytrans tuneswift tsw incremental file

  7. Click “Start Backup” copytrans tuneswift start backup button

  8. Validate the previous backup file validate previous itunes backup file with tuneswift
    NOTE: At the validation stage, CopyTrans TuneSwift verifies the integrity of the previous backup file. We recommend that you always validate the iTunes backups you create

  9. Let the backup process complete tuneswift window showing backup progress

Once the “Latest changes” backup is complete, at least one extra file appears at the backup location. The new file features “.inc00X” as part of its name. This file contains the latest changes made to the iTunes library and is an inseparable part from the rest of the TSW files. tsw incremental backup files

This is how to keep your iTunes backup complete with the latest changes via a CopyTrans TuneSwift incremental backup.

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