Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to Chris CA)
I followed this:
Jesus, I hope that that wasn't the wrong thing to do! I just assumed that something like changing the startup drive would not have this many problems. Do you think I should have taken it into the store for this?
I hope that you can help me relink, thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to magazine)
Hi out there!
Anyone have any suggestions for me? Did I not provide some information? I feel like I followed the instructions but ended up messing up 10 years of music.
As I say, I can't really switch back since I have a much smaller startup drive now. I do however still have the original MAIN startup drive still in the computer, it's just not the startup.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to magazine)
Sorry for not getting back with you...
That moves only the iTunes media, not the iTunes library (which is really kinda nebulous).
iTunes library = iTunes folder and all the media, wherever it is located.
The /Music/iTunes/ folder contains the iTunes library.itl file, which keeps track of everything in iTunes.
I do however still have the original MAIN startup drive still in the computer, it's just not the startup.
This is good you still have it.
Hold Option and launch iTunes.
Select Choose library... and select the /iTunes/ folder on the original drive. It should be in /Users/your_user_name/Music/.
Don't mess with anything. We can get it cleared up.
Does everything work okay?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to Chris CA)
Thanks for continuing to help with my issue. When I do this, it says:
"An Itunes library file could not be found in in the folder "MUSIC". Please choose a different folder."
This does not allow me to continue. However when I just open itunes it seems to work then it won't play anything and there seem to be many, many doubles of files. When I click on one, it says:
"The song “Beautiful Babylon” could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?"
Which, I can then do by pointing itunes to the location of the song on the old main harddrive in the folder MUSIC. I must have at some point consolidated and renamed the folder containing all of my music and named it MUSIC. Not sure why I did this, but it would have been years ago.
Thanks for any further help.
Would it work to move the Itunes media file or folder to the old MAIN harddrive?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to Chris CA)
Or anyone! Should I put the itunes media file back on my old harddrive? I still have all of the original files, they are where they should be, I believe. But when I open itunes, it does not play. And now there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of duplicates. What should I do?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to Chris CA)
I'm now trying to merge this old library with the one from my laptop.
When I followed your steps, I found the itunes library - but it did not find the songs.
I know they are still there, but itunes doesn't see them.
How do I relink the thousands of songs and coverart?