Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to dipeshdutt)
Hi there dipshdutt!
While there are many things that could be problematic here, I do have an article that should explain how to get your iTunes library from your external HD back over onto your Mac's internal HD. That article can be found right here:
Specifically, you will want to pay close attention to the section about restoring your iTunes library onto the computer. Another thing you may want to try is to make sure your trash has been emptied recently, and try restarting the computer to make sure the allocated space for trash on the computer is deallocated and available to use. Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 8:26 AM (in response to braden85)
Thank you Brandon, that is good information. I fugured out what the problem was. When I took the back up, I was running Mountain Lion (10.8). When I reinstalled the OS X, I installed 7.8.x. As soon as I moved up to 10.8.3 the folder copied over without a problem.
But, whenever I start iTunes program, it still asks me to chose iTunes library, even when I have deleted the newer folder. The same is happening with iPhotos.
Any idea why?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to dipeshdutt)
Hi again dipeshdutt!
If your libraries are not located in the normal locations (your iTunes folder needs to be nested in the Music folder, and the iPhoto library needs to be nested in the Pictures folder), then it will defintiely prompt this message. You should also point iTunes to your iTunes Media folder location. This can be done by going to iTunes in the menu bar, then selecting Preferences, then select the Advanced tab, and click the Change... button, and select your iTunes Media folder. These steps should ensure that the default iTunes library location is saved in iTunes and your normal iTunes library will show up when you open iTunes.