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Home sharing problem after deletion

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Aug 14, 2012 7:17 AM

I've an old Win7 computer and a newer one, both x64.


iTunes is running fine on the old one with a largeish music library (mainly from CDs), apps and other content.


To transfer the content from the old to the new I used Home Sharing and this seemed to work.  However, I got confused the first time and aborted (or maybe I just closed iTunes).  Realising what I'd done, I restarted the home sharing process.  This seemed to work OK.


However, when I looked at the content, I discovered that most of the tracks had duplicated themselves.


Trying to fix this, I deleted all the music content from the new computer (by select all in iTunes and delete).


My intent was to re-copy from the old computer which still has the original media on it.


I have got home sharing running on both computer's but it looks different to the original.  On the old computer I have an empty Home Sharing folder under shared and an 'Iain's Library' folder which appears to have most everything in it.


On the new computer I have an empty Home Sharing folder under shared, but with not even categories (Musing, Films...) in.


What do I do to get the content across now?






Windows 7
  • Tigriss Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to YorkshireIain)

    if i understand correctly, you still have all your music in your old computer's library.

    if this is the case, you should be able to select import all again.

    if it were that simple, i'm sure you wouldn't have posted though

    without knowing more, the best suggestion i have is to try the steps in this article

    i know some of it seems simplistic, but sometimes that's all it is


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