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ITunes cannot copy music file to iPhone

95529 Views 37 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 12:47 AM by Kyokomie RSS
  • slarocco Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to GDawson)

    Same thing happened to me, but I found a very simple solution. You have to open the file with itunes once it's downloaded. Once it's opened in this way then you can sync. I opened it originally from a dowload that I purchased and it wouldn't sync. But, when I actually opened the file that was saved in my documents and opened it with itunes, it save it in itunes and I was able to sync.


    Hope this helps!

  • redpola Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to slarocco)

    You couldn't sync a file that wasn't in iTunes and then you opened it in iTunes and it synced?

  • slarocco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 3, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to redpola)

    I purhased an audio from a website I frequent and when I originally downloaded would not sync, keep saying the file could not be located. So I saved it in my documents and then re-opened it there. That's when I opened with itunes and was able to sync to my iphone.


    Not sure what you mean by I couldn't?????

  • blamelewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That fixed it for me - thank you! I'm still having problems with iPhone sync but I suspect that's a separate issue... Thanks again.

  • Salda Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to GDawson)

    I too have had the trouble. Between files somehow becoming corrupted (hope I can find backups or the original CD) and this issue, I've spent the better part of 2 hours of syncing, going into the library and redownloading, then syncing, then back to the library, etc. I think I've finally got all tracks in good order, I'm sure I'll find more down the line, but at least it seems to be syncing the majority of my library.

  • shaco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to stevejones1588)

    Thank you stevejones1588!

    I'm running iTunes 11.0.1(12) with an iPhone 5 (6.1) named "Cologne."


    In iTunes, I made a playlist ("new") with one song that I wanted to move to my iPhone:

    File/New/Playlist/typed in "new"

    Songs/then dragged the song over to the playlist window.


    Then I clicked the "iPhone" button. Then I clicked the "On this iPhone" button.


    But when I selected the playlist "new" next to the "Autofill From:" dropdown menu, and then clicked on the "Autofill" button, I got the following error:


    "iTunes cannot add any songs to the iPhone Cologne because no songs in the playlist new can be copied to this iPhone."


    So, I took your advice.


    I control-clicked on the problematic song, and selected "Create AAC Version." And then I put that copy of the song into playlist new instead of the old copy (which I had purchased and downloaded back in 2009).


    That did the trick!

  • AleOqu016 Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:44 PM (in response to shaco)

    how do you keep your playlists while using the "autofill" option? every time i use "autofill" to transfer songs from my iTunes library to my iPhone/iPod my playlists get automatically deleted!

  • Kyokomie Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2013 12:47 AM (in response to GDawson)

    Go here:
    The program is called mp3 tools and I used it to turn about 70 WMAs into iTunes Mp3s. I think it's trial software, but if you're just using it for one file, you shouldn't have a problem.


    Hope this helps.

    Or Now you can download iTunes 11 and try it again,

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