Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to The Foo Fighter)
The exclamation mark means that iTunes has lost the connection to the item in your iTunes Music folder. If you double-click on it, iTunes will ask if you want to locate it. If you answer "locate", you can then show iTunes where the file is. Having found it, iTunes will then be able to play it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to kilima)
My problem is, I cannot locate it any more because either the files were once played from an external disk or I no longer have them on my computer. The last iTunes version was clever enough to skip these tracks during playback and only promt me with this message when I click on a song that is shown in the library but is no longer available... so I think the problem is not really solved yet...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to The Foo Fighter)
I have the same problem as The Foo Fighter.
Many albums in my music library are stored on an external drive, but I don't always carry it with me or connect it.
I usually just set iTunes to shuffle and listen to music that way. It used to skip any track it couldn't find. Now, it interrupts the music flow with a popup message asking me if I would like to locate the file.
This essentially means I can't listen to the music I have stored on my MacBook Pro on shuffle anymore, because iTunes expects me to come back to the computer to click 'cancel' everytime it encounters a song it can't find.
I don't want to delete these 'missing' tracks from iTunes, because they are not missing, I know exactly where they are. However, I don't think I should be required to connect my external drive every time I use iTunes.
I could create a massive playlist which contains all the tracks which are stored locally, but this means I need to constantly maintain and update that playlist when I get new music or shift albums over to the external drive.
Basically, this change pushes a great deal of work onto the user, when a simple 'skip unlocated tracks in Shuffle' option would do. Does such an option exist, or does anyone know of any alternatives (other than 'keep your external drive connected').
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 2:29 AM (in response to sidnra)
that´s exactly what i wanted to say... maybe i couldn´t express myself that good because i´m not a native speaker ;-)
i really hope this gets fixed in a future update but on the other hand i doubt that apple notices this issue...