2449 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2008 9:38 AM by GeorgeAtl
It appears that you did not have "Copy to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" checked in Edit>>Preferences>>Advanced>>General when you added the tracks to your library.
(It might as well to look and see how you have this set).
So the library just contains a pointer to the external drive - so the tracks can only be found if the drive is pugged in.
If I have guessed right, consolidating your library will copy the files across into your iTunes Music folder. But be aware that it will do the same thing to any other music in your library but not in the iTunes Music folder.
Hi, i have the same problem and you seemed to have helped the person below me. Could you kindly be more specific on what needs to be done in order to import? I already set the "Copy to iTunes Music Folder when adding to library" checked off. But then after that do you just drag and drop the whole music file from the ex hd folder into itunes? or do you go on Itunes: file/add folder to library? or itunes: file/import? Thanks for your help!
I have a similar problem...I had to format my HD, and lost my itune Library....Still have the music files on an External.
In the process of "Enabling Disc Use" I erased my Ipod. Can I import the music files from the external, safely, and re-store the library listings?
Thanks in advance....I don't want to erase those files too!!