2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2013 1:01 PM by jrc362
jrc362 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

So, I accidentally erased all my music files which were stored on an external hard drive. (Bone headed move, don't ask). Thankfully, all the files were backed up. I restored the external hard drive with all the music files but am not sure what the next move is. Couple of questions:

 

First, the iTunes application still has all my songs listed. Of course, when I click one, it says it cannot locate the file since, of course, the original file was accidentally deleted. If I simply re-import all the files from my backup harddrive will I have essentially duplicates of every song I have? That is to say 1 file that won't play and one file that will?

 

Second, should I erase the entire songlist from iTunes and then re-import?

 

Third, any other suggestions?

 

I backed everything up on TimeMachine.

 

Thanks,

 

John


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)