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5727 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2008 9:47 AM by Mike-D
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2008 1:11 PM (in response to Mike-D)Hi, Mike-D.
I'm assuming your music files are all in one centeral location - the iTunes Music folder or what have you.
There are a few basic strategies for dealing with your unfortunate situation:
1) Telling iTunes where the lost songs are on a one by one basis.
2) Moving the songs to where iTunes thinks they are. Unfortunately, there's no way to find out where that might be.
3) Start with a new iTunes library. Regrettably, this method will lose your playlists and related information (Ratings, Play Counts, Dates Last Played, etc.).
If that's not a deal-breaker for you, delete the current entries in your Library by highlighting them - iTunes Edit menu > Select All - and then right-clicking > Delete . You remove the entries from your Library but keep the files themselves in your iTunes Music folder, again that's assuming that's where they are in the first place.
You can then add them back into your Library by selecting the iTunes Music folder in Windows Explorer and dragging it into the Library entry in the iTunes Source List (left-hand column).3rd Gen iPod (v 2.3 software); 1st Gen iPod Shuffle (v 1.1.5 software);, Windows XP, iTunes 188.8.131.52; Safari v 3.0.4 beta
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2008 9:47 AM (in response to The Mimico Kid)Thank you for your help. I'll try out your solutions this weekend. Again, thank you for taking the time to keep me from throwing my laptop out the window!hp pavillion dv9000, Windows XP