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8061 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2008 1:18 PM by jlbtech
If I understand you, there is a better way. Assuming that you moved the whole of your library, including the iTunes Library file (the index effectively), then you should restart iTunes with the Option key pressed down. You'll be prompted for a library. Point to your new drive and all should be well.
PeteMac Pro quad 8GB, G5 dual 8GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Apple Certified Logic Trainer Levels 1 and 2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2007 3:08 PM (in response to Apple Certified Trainer)i did try that, pete, thanks. it didn't work. the songs were still not linked when itunes restarted. i think that would have worked had i done it the FIRST TIME i started itunes after the move, which i did not.
i did find a script called: iTunes Track CPR v1.3 on dougscripts.com
i tested it and it seems to be working.
wow! that was not easy to find.G5 dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Did you move just the "iTunes Music" folder or just the "iTunes" folder?
If you moved your "iTunes" folder I'd suggest only moving the "iTunes Music" folder. Thus your iTunes information stays where iTunes knows where it is. Then you go into your preferences and link it up to your "iTunes Music" folder on your other drive.
If you already did this then I'm not sure what's wrong.MacBook 2.2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2007 5:12 PM (in response to AppleEasy.com)yeah i only moved the music folder. guess there is nothing that can be done.
i am using this script, which works OK, not great. still have to manually relink a lot, but it gets the bulk of them.G5 dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Did anyone ever find an answer to this. I have a similar problem, my external drive died which housed all the music files (iTunes Library is on my main internal drive). But luckily I have complete back of the files on another drive.
Is there an easier solution to tell iTunes library where to find the actual music files then individually re-linking each song? My library has nearly 12,000 tunes. There ain't enough Mountain Dew get me through that job.
MikeMac G5 1.8 Single Processor, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 3 gig RAM, Aperture 1.5.2, ATI 9800 Pro 256meg
Boy, do I need to add my concern to this!
I think the external drive issue is part of the general 7.6 upgrade problems, at least for me. I have tried all the tricks (repairing permissions, start with the option key, the CPR script, and even moving the "iTunes music" folder back to the main computer), and I cannot get almost 2000 of 7000 songs to link back to the library even though the files are clearly there. The only thing that appears to work is a manual relinking of each song, and that is a pain. I have to tell you, Apple, my CD collection just got a whole lot more interesting now that my iPod is basically stuck until iTunes is fixed.
What a pain.iBook 1.33 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2008 8:49 AM (in response to Tom Wetzel)Whoops!
As of today, iTunes now can find only four of 7000 songs. Is there a reason this is getting worse and now even includes songs imported with version 7.6?iBook 1.33 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2008 11:48 AM (in response to kanyfilm)Actually i was browsing to find an answer to another problem and came across this, though it is a similar problem my mac somehow stopped being able to link, save as, open from any third party application to any external hard drive or server. Or to be more precise i can navigate to the drive and sometimes to a first level folder but no further, this is a nightmare as all our work is on a central server. If I do a save as from any application it defaults to "documents" (it used to default to the last place saved which was handy) and I can't get back to the actual place the file is. I have had to resort to saving to my desktop and transferring the file, as i said a total nightmare!!!power mac g5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2008 11:59 AM (in response to Tom Wetzel)Put your old library file (only) into your ~/Music/iTunes/ folder.
Whatever your other drive used to be called, create similar aliasing on your drive that points to the new drive. See "Make Alias" in finder.
I have resigned to the fact that iTunes really wants its music folder in a certain place and resort to deceiving it using the alias. That way, I can swap out whatever drive and iTunes will never know any different.Mac Book Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.4.7), not perfect
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2008 12:07 PM (in response to kanyfilm)Move all the songs back to the original location.
Move the music correctly by pointing iTunes to the new location then consolidating.iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
I tried moving all the songs back to the original location already, Chris CA, and under iTune preferences I re-pointed iTunes back to the new location. No luck.
In fact, as of today, iTunes recognizes NONE of my songs in their original location. I am going to begin the process of building a new library from scratch. Hopefully, I will be able to get my iTunes and other downloaded songs back into the new library as well; otherwise, I will be out some serious money and lose some freebies from indie musicians. For all the rest, I was going to update all my library at a higher bit-rate anyway. I guess now is a good time to start that, even though it means I lose all my iVolume settings and my history of number of plays, etc.
I think I've learned my lesson: never, ever, ever download an iTunes update until at least version x.x.1. I have been burned now on 7.5 and 7.6. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.iBook 1.33 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)