5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2013 1:10 PM by ffiti
Landshark13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought a new iMac. I transferred iTunes from the old PC to the iMac.  When I open iTunes not all my music, no tones, and no apps appear. Using Finder>Music>iTunes_Music all my music, tones and apps are there.  But when I open iTunes they do not appear.

  • 1. Re: iTunes does not list all songs, tones, or apps.
    ffiti Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)

    Drag your content into iTunes.

  • 2. Re: iTunes does not list all songs, tones, or apps.
    Landshark13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear ffiti,

     

    That's the point: the content is in the iTunes directory. When I examine the iTunes directory the file "iTune Music" has all my music from my previous computer.  "Tones" has all my tones. "Mobile Apllications" lists all my apps listed.  But when I open the iTunes application the music listing is about half of what I expect, there are only two tones, and no apps.  It is as though the iTunes app is keying on other files.

     

    Landshark

    Anchorage, Alaska

  • 3. Re: iTunes does not list all songs, tones, or apps.
    ffiti Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)

    My point is for you to drag your content into iTunes. Tell me once you've done that.

  • 4. Re: iTunes does not list all songs, tones, or apps.
    Landshark13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ffiti,

    Ah, now I understand.  You mean to literally drag the the file "iTunes Music" from Finder to the open iTunes application. I did that and it appears all the music is now available through iTunes. 

     

    What about the file "iTunes Music Library.xml"?

     

    I presume I should do the same for the files; Album Artwork, iPod Games, Tones, and Mobile Applications?

     

    Now for my own learning, if iTunes preferences was mapped to theses files in the first place why must they be dragged to the application?

     

    Thank you for your help and teaching,

     

    Donald

    Anchorage, Alaksa

  • 5. Re: iTunes does not list all songs, tones, or apps.
    ffiti Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)

    Ffiti,

     

    Ah, now I understand.  You mean to literally drag the the file "iTunes Music" from Finder to the open iTunes application. I did that and it appears all the music is now available through iTunes.

    Correct. Sorry, I should have made that more clear.

    What about the file "iTunes Music Library.xml"?

     

    I presume I should do the same for the files; Album Artwork, iPod Games, Tones, and Mobile Applications?

    I think you actually made a mistake here, then. It sounds like you only dragged the "Music" folder into iTunes; you should drag ALL of your iTunes folders into iTunes.

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    In fact, before you do that, I would recommend that you take the entire folder "iTunes" and move it to somewhere else on your computer, and then also open iTunes and delete everything, to prevent "this file could not be located" errors.

     

    Once you've done that, drag the entire "iTunes" folder into the iTunes application. After that, you can delete the copy of the "iTunes" folder that you dragged. (This is to prevent iTunes from getting confused with content that is already in the location where it puts content in the first place, if that makes sense.)

    Now for my own learning, if iTunes preferences was mapped to theses files in the first place why must they be dragged to the application?

    Good question. Imagine that you have a bank account that you have no money in. If someone at the bank put $5 into your account without telling you, then you wouldn't know that that money is there. iTunes operates in a way that it only accepts a new item if you tell it, "here's a new item, please add it to my library", and not just if you put the item in iTunes's bank account without telling it first.

     

    Again, I hope that made sense. Ask me if you have more questions.