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Can't add songs to iTunes 11

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  • hausofaliss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to lancecat)

    I couldn't also but I've found my own solution. Just do that.

     

    ==> Preferences

     

    ==> Store

     

    ==> UNTICK show iTunes in the Cloud purchases

  • dividedbyzach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    Hey guys - this worked for me - I signed out of the itunes store and also unclicked "Show itunes under cloud purchases" in advanced preferences and now the new songs are appearing.

  • satori99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to markclea)

    you are spot on

    logged out

    and logged back in

    all there

     

    thank you!

  • Steven J. White Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to satori99)

    My problem is very similar. I've treiud ALL the fixes described in this thread and none of them repair whatever is broken.

     

    Since I know all of my music is intact, at least file by file, would it be advisable to copy all of my music to another drive, wipe my itunes library and start from scratch? Maybe even including in this process, uninstalling itunes, redownloading it and create a new library of music?

     

    The additional weirdness in my case is that if I look in my music library I see a number of albums I've added since upgrading to itunes 11. But when I look at the music that is on my iphone these albums are not on my iphone.

     

    Also, since trying all of the fixes in this thread I now do not see a number of albums that had lived on an older iphone, had been deleted long ago but I kept the files. Looking at the directory where itunes lives, I do not see these albums.

  • sushiseattle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    ^ none of the fixes are working for me either.....super frustrating

  • Steven J. White Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to sushiseattle)

    So far it seems that backing up & sync'ing my iphone, wiping it and starting fresh has resolved this problem. But I'm not holding my breath. I'll try some more imports, remove the phone, check back and report how things go.

  • Dave The Nerd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    Based on the discussion and what I've heard from other Mac Geek Gab listeners who have this problem, it seems like iTunes has some sort of a cache that — in some cases — gets stuck (as in things go in but don't immediately come out!).

     

    With that, it's reasonable to posit that clearing iTunes' cache would provide a solution. To do so:

     

    1) Quit iTunes (and all of your other apps since you'll be restarting)

    2) Go to your [home]/Library/Caches folder (simplest way to get to [home]/Library is to hold down Option and choose "Library" from the Finder's "Go" menu)

    3) delete the com.apple.iTunes folder

    4) Restart your Mac (probably not necessary, but better safe)

    5) Launch iTunes and try again.

     

    Curious to see if that helps. I don't have the problem here so am unable to test (but will file this away in case I ever need to try it! ).

     

    -Dave

  • Ollie224 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 2:59 AM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    Hi everyone, i had the same problem recently, but it seems that the newest update to 11.0.1 fixes all

  • Stephanie T. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to Ollie224)

    Had the same problem, running iTunes 11.0.1 on OS 10.8.2. Tried:

    • logging in/out of iTunes Store
    • stopping/starting Genius
    • making sure iTunes match was off
    • confirming that iTunes media folder location was pointed to the right place in Preferences>Advanced
    • deleting iTunes store cache through Preferences>Advanced
    • deleting cache through method described two posts above by Dave the Nerd

    all to no avail.

     

    Songs that I added were showing up through the search feature in iTunes, and were definitely in my iTunes music folder, but I could not see them anywhere in the list/album/etc. interface.

     

    Finally solved this by essentially forcing a rescan of iTunes music folder (i.e. folder selected as "iTunes media folder location" (I have the box checked in Preferences to let iTunes "keep music organized.") Did this through File>Add to Library, and then hitting Open for the folder that keeps all of my music in it, which popped up by default. (In my case: /Users/myUserName/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music)

     

    This got all of my missing recent adds to show up, also brought in some duplicates of other things, which I easily deleted by going to View>Show Duplicates, sorting by date added, and deleting what had just been brought in as a dupe.

     

    Hope this helps someone!

  • PetezImagez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:52 PM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    Not Sure if this is related but searching on your discussion helped me work out my problem.

     

    To add/import Multiple Folders at once to iTunes, i had to do the following:

    When in Option --> Music

    - click on the new doodah pulldown in the top left corner

    - select "Show Menu Bar"

    - menu bar appears

    - click on File (in menu bar)

    - click on Add Folder to Library...

    - select the folders you want to add ( you can select multiple folders here)

    - click Select Folder

    - click convert (if you wish)

  • HelpHelpchristina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:08 AM (in response to marcofranz)

    How do you do that?

  • Will 552 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:25 AM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    I just dragged the songs into my library as i only had a few to put in an i wa suffering from this problem them I did

    >Playlists

    >recently added
    >scrolled to the bottom in my case and they were there

  • inteliboy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    Having the same problem. Some of these fixes kind of work, though the bug crops up again. iTunes 11 has given me more grief than any single piece of Apple software I've ever used.

  • timsly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to caleb-benjamin)

    I also had same issue. But problem was with files - id3 tags version was v1, but seams itunes 11 need v2.

    So i copy all tags from v1 to v2(using kid3) and album that I import appear under Artist

  • Rowan McCammon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to hausofaliss)

    UNTICK show iTunes in the Cloud purchases

     

    Worked for me. Back to normal behaviour.

     

    I can now drag & drop tracks into the music library - and they show up in the lib real-time.

     

    Instead of suddenly popping up seemingly whenever iTunes felt like it.

     

    Thank you!

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