Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to Unmanageable)
Here's an interesting post that explains why the "Reorganize library" checkbox is no longer available.
I'm going to try to Time Machine back to Friday... Then maybe I can reorganize the library to a new location before I consolidate files. I'll check back in here first before I hit consolidate files again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to Unmanageable)
Nope - On the one hand, when I time machine back to Friday reorganize files doesn't move files that are outside the defined library. On the other, when I time machine back to Friday and try to redefine where the library is, then reorganize isn't available.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 3:56 AM (in response to Unmanageable)
See this thread for background on why iTunes can end up with duplicates and how they can be systematically removed. The script there is for Windows users and the "show duplicates" menus have moved around in iTunes 11, but the advice on clearing recently made duplicates should still hold.
As given in my older post "Reorganize library" is meant as a one time command to change the structure of a pre-iTunes 9 library into the newer layout that places music in its own subfolder of the media folder. Once used, if the option becomes available again that suggests that a file called .iTunes Preferences.plist in the media folder has been deleted or editied.
See also this post.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 9:40 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 4:51 PM (in response to Unmanageable)
Just so everyone knows - my solution was to buy ANOTHER external hard drive and point the database to it - consolidating all files to the new hard drive.
Two weeks of verifying everything moved correctly.
This was expensive and painful.
Note to self: Start using multiple libraries soon.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to Unmanageable)
I had all my music on an external HD, just one copy of it all, and mine's working too:
1. I hit select all in iTunes (the music tab) and hit delete ---> move files to trash.
2. Emptied the trash
3. Restart for good measure
4. Upgraded to iTunes 11.1
5. Instead of going to File ----> Add to Library... I manually dragged my music from the Finder into the iTunes application (all 4000+ individual folders, not the single folder that contained them).
Got the spinning beach ball of death, remained calm, walked away and spent four hours pickling vegetables, came back, and it's all good.
Hope that helps someone.