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  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to sturgissos)

    sturgissos wrote:

     

    should I consolidate the files?

     

    Yes... After which you should resume the most recent set of steps from step 8 and then do steps 9 thru 12.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to sturgissos)

    Yep, the media folder is incorrect. It should read /Volumes/G-DRIVE slim/iTunes/iTunes Media. You've currently got an extra layer. Change it, close iTunes, reopen iTunes, any better?

     

    If not can you open a Get Info dialog for a file and show me the summary tab please.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 1, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to sturgissos)

    It seems we're still missing a step somewhere. The most recent image shows a path derived from the original library file, rather than the one that should have been there after you consolidated the library.

     

    Please connect the drive to the iMac

    Use the hold-down-option-open-iTunes method to open the library file at G-DRIVE slim/iTunes/iTunes Library

    Open iTunes Preferences > Advanced tab and take a screenshot

    Open the folder G-DRIVE slim/iTunes and take a screenshot

     

    Please post back both screenshots.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 1, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to sturgissos)

    No, there is still work to do with the library while it is connected to the iMac. When everything there is set up just right then the library should carry on working when you move it to the MacBook Pro.

     

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  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 1, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to sturgissos)

    The top image is what I expected. The bottom one isn't...

     

    If you had followed the instuctions as given then at this point the iTunes folder on the external drive should contain two files, iTunes Library and iTunes Library.xml and the following folders:

     

    Album Artwork

    Automatically add to iTunes (Generated by iTunes 10 on the MPB)

    iPod Games (Created during consolidation)

    iTunes Media (Filled with all your music)

     

    The fact the all the other folders are there suggests you copied them by hand again (or didn't clear them after a previous attempt at this).

     

     


     

     

    Does the music play at the moment on your iMac?

     

    If so, please select a track you played, get info, and post a screenshot of the Summary tab.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 2, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to sturgissos)

    In the most recent post showing the contents of itunes media (it should be iTunes Media by the way) there are files and folders that should not be present, namely iTunes Library, iTunes Library.xml, iTunes Library Extras.itdb, iTunes Library Genius.itdb, Album Artwork, iTunes Media and Previous iTunes Libraries. However we got here we have a mash up of stuff at the two different levels and it seems you're accessing the wrong database on the MBP.

     

    The post showing the working file has what looks like the correct path (albeit those missing capital letters), but what I can't be certain of is exactly which library file you have had open most recently. Giving the new library the name iTunes might not have helped the cause.

     

    So, if you can bear it, once more with feeling....

     

    1. Close iTunes (if open) on the iMac, and connect your external drive if it isn't already.

    2. Please create a folder at the root of your external drive called iTunes (New)

    3. Please copy the file iTunes Library from G-DRIVE slim/iTunes into G-DRIVE slim/iTunes (New).

    4. Please copy the folder Album Artwork from G-DRIVE slim/iTunes into G-DRIVE slim/iTunes (New).

    5. Hold down option as you tap the icon to start iTunes, keep holding until you are asked to create or choose a library. Click choose, browse to and open the library file at G-DRIVE slim/iTunes (New)/iTunes Library.

    6. Check that the media can play.

    7. Check also that the top of the iTunes window (just above the song title) now reads iTunes (New).

     

    Post back the results of the last two checks and we shall proceed.


    tt2

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