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42 GB itunes library says it can't find the files

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My 1113 song 42 GB itunes library says " files could not be found " when I try to play any song

yet it still shows that it's using 42.82 GB on my hard drive . Where is it hiding or is it just gone ?

Does any one have an idea??

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • C F McBlob Level 4 Level 4 (2,705 points)

    On the HD is one thing.

     

    PROPERLY pointed to by the iTunes Music Library.xml and iTunes Library.itl files is another thing entirely.

    If you've renamed or moved your music folder, however slightly, the XML file will no longer recognize the "location" on your iTunes files. Then the Library.itl file is useless.

     

    Hold the Option key when you launch iTunes and re-select your library in its proper location.

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