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Music files not seen correctly by iTunes?

208 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2013 2:08 PM by ed2345 RSS
ajay67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 20, 2013 8:07 AM

I have noticed a strange one this afternoon....and wondered if anyone can help?


I have just loadedimported music from two different purchased CDs into my itunes library on my macbook Pro.


I got no unusual messages, import appears to have been succesful and if I put one the same disks back in it tells me that these songs are alraedy in my itunes library.


I can also confirm that the Mp3 files are present and correct in my Itunes folders in their own indexed folders i.e. by album and artisit as you would expect.


However, there is something strange going on in that when I look for these albums, tracks or artists using the Itunes search box on my itunes library then it doesn't seem to be able to identify them for some reason and I can't just drag them over to the playlist for my ipod.


Never encountered this before - can anyone tell me what is going on?!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to ajay67)



    Yes, it is a long-standing display bug in iTunes, that has been reported on both the Windows and Mac versions for several years.


    When it occurs, the tracks really are in your library, but do not display in Music view.  Usually they do show up in Recently Added, and of course, the files really are in the folders where they are supposed to be.  Does that match what you are seeing?


    Home remedies that people have reported may fix it are to restart your machine, or to download a song from the Store (e.g. a free single).

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to ajay67)



    Glad it worked.  Enjoy the music!




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