Put iTunes Media folder back in its original location?

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to a 2 TB SSD is more partition my main drive.  I used to keep iTunes Media folder on a separate data partition.  Now, I would like to return the iTunes Media folder to its original location / considered.

Is there a particular process I should follow?  Any tips?  What should I watch out for, so I don't lose anything?

Thank you!

Hello

First of all, you can make a copy of the media on a separate volume of additional backup, if you can.

You don't say where the media folder is now, but if it's on the old disk, just copy or move the folder iTunes media to users / your name/music/iTunes. Open iTunes preferences / advanced, and then set the location of the iTunes media folder by change to hit and then navigate to the iTunes folder and select the folder that you moved.

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