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iTunes 11 doesn’t show my newly added songs in the Library

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I was unable to add see my newly added songs (not purchased through iTunes store) in the Library Song List, but was able to see them in the "Newly Added" smart playlist. Does anyone has this problem?


OS: 10.6.8

iTunes: 11.0

MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy), Mac OS X (10.6.8), with iPhone 5
  • miscasedpeas Calculating status...

    I am having the exact same problem. I have only recently noticed this after I installed Windows 8 via bootcamp. I am using the same music folder for both my Windows partition and Mountain Lion. Im not sure if this is related to that or not, I just noticed it after. I had this happen once before upgrading to iTunes 11.

  • JMcKee Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Same issue here.  Imported a CD, but the songs aren't listed.  Tried individually adding the songs—same result.  It acts as if they're importing fact, they're in my iTunes Library folder structure in my Home Folder, but the songs aren't listed in iTunes.  You can search for them, and iTunes will say it's found them, but if you try to go to the found item by pressing return...nothing.  I have my songs ordered by "Date Added", with newest at the top, but they're not there.


    Personally, I'm not impressed with iTunes 11.  I didn't have any complaints with iTunes 10 and think they "updated" it just for changes sake.  I think it's a step backward.  For instance, the min-player used to show you how much time was left in the song playing.  Not any more.  Nor can you srub to a certain point in the song using the mini-player.

  • JMcKee Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Interesting update: Though I had restarted both iTunes and my computer in the process of trying to get the CD I added to show it's songs, these steps did not work.  I put the computer to sleep for a few hours, came back to it, launched iTunes, and now the songs I imported show.  Strange...

  • bokonic Calculating status...

    I'm having the same issue; mountain lion. Search result shows songs, in library folder, not "in" the library. If you click to play them from the folder, it will play in itunes but not show up anywhere besides the "now playing" indicator; clicking through to the album does nothing.


    Nightmare bug.

  • symmetrygates Calculating status...

    Same issue.


    Too bad too. The interface is beautiful. It's much faster than previous versions, but this little bug is a huge deal breaker.


    Very unhappy.


    Needs a fix yesterday.



  • NeutronTon Calculating status...

    I can't add songs to playlist. not sure if that's the same issue as everyone else. *** Apple???

  • mroughton Calculating status...

    This is a major issue that is affecting multiple users. A temporary resolution is as follows; navigate to your music folder and delete your database file (not your folder of music), reopen iTunes and let it scan for media on your system. This will reindex your music folder and show your newly added files in your iTunes library.


    Now what would be amazing is if Apple would push a fix immediately and include a refresh music folder option that will reindex your files and check for changes. Unlike most users, I will edit files in the folder structure on occasion which iTunes does not recognize unless you physically touch that file in iTunes... Too much of a headache for such a simple tool.

    I hope this help!

  • JuliusCaesar Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have got the same problem.

    Imported new music but it does not show up in the music library or serch results.

    Just my recently added smart playlist. (At least something so I can listen to the Music :-)

  • glynfromplymouth Calculating status...

    this problem also effect imported video files as well the they dont show on my itunes they do come up as availible to play on my apple tv

  • klein_m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here:

    I can see the songs in the "Recently added" playlist but they won't show up in my library.

    Apple, please fix this quickly!


    iTunes 11 on Mountain Lion

  • glynfromplymouth Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Found a fix log out and then back in of iTunes Match if u use it new items are then correctly displayed

  • klein_m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't use iTunes Match :-(

  • Leftee24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Recently bought my Macbook Pro a few days ago and love it. Came with the new iTunes 11.


    Today I got my music from my old computer onto a folder on my Mac. When going to File > Add to Library and added all my music from that folder, it went through the process of adding all my music. The problem is, like most of you, I can't see the added music in my library. I can only see it when I search for it, and it doesn't even play. When I click on the music I searched for, it can't go to the specific songs I choose that I just added. So it's a bug? Hope it gets fixed.

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