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HT4527 lost music

389 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2013 4:16 AM by turingtest2 RSS
bessyp Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2013 7:22 AM

Hey all,

I am trying to play my itunes songs and each time i oress on a song to play it comes up with a message saying unable to loctae original file. When i type in the song name in the search nothing comes up. Where have all my songs gone???

Windows 8
  • MegsiPhone Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to bessyp)

    Your songs were not correctly copied to your new computer. If your music is still on your old computer or your iPod/iPhone, follow these steps...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

     

    Also these...
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3141

  • MegsiPhone Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 1:47 AM (in response to bessyp)

    Can you locate your music on your hard drive? It may be worth  re-importing it to iTunes as detailed here

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1347

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 3:38 AM (in response to bessyp)

    Where are the tracks? Where does iTunes think they are? Use CTRL+I to Get Info. on a broken track, say No when prompted to locate and look at the summary tab. The location will begin file://localhost. Now find out where the file really is, just search for the filename & extension, e.g. 01 Help!.mp3

     

    It may be possible to move a section of folders to where iTunes expects to find them, or correct a preference file if the difference between paths is an additional \Music folder. Alternatively, I have a script called FindTracks that may be able to relink the media if pointed at the folder where the files are stored.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,940 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 4:16 AM (in response to bessyp)

    Can you post back one of the paths beginning file://localhost? It may give me clues as to what has happened. Have you searched the entire computer for a target file name? You may need to jump through some hoops to get Windows to search properly... Did anything happen prior to things going wrong like a crash or working with another media player?

     

    tt2

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