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HT1751 Original Files Can't Be Found - External Hard-Drive Problem

218 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2013 7:38 PM by diesel vdub RSS
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I followed the Apple steps about copying my iTunes library to an external hard drive and now the original music files "can't be found" on either my external hard drive or when I open up iTunes on my computer.  Any thoughts on how to get back where I started with simply having playable music on my computer? Or I suppose another way of asking this could be, where would I look to get the orignial files back? Any help is very much appreciated!!

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)

    Copying the library to the external drive for backup purposes in no way affects the iTunes library.

    So, what did you actually do?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)

    It honestly sounds like instead of copying the media was moved.

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