7396 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2009 8:24 PM by Jester5613
Can't wait to see the answer to this one. problem started with the latest update (for windows) to itunes for me...
I booted up iTunes a few days ago and noticed that quite a few of my albums were coming up as dead links. I checked the folder I consolidated it all to and found, for example: Instead of the "Foo Fighters" folder containing mp3's and album folders, there's no such file to be found, instead the folder is filled with "new" files and folders with random titles such as folder: "CÆô╙q.╬P", file: "┘"₧xñ2db.9'δ", and other garble'd things. Right-click<Properties shows that some of these folders and files range up to 4 gigabytes of... nothing! Attempting to open any of these folders displays error messages, "Folder is not accessible, the file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
the next time I boot up the machine, completely different folders and songs are messed up and the original ones are back to normal.
If you truly deleted the MP3 files from the PC, then they are gone unless you have backup files somewhere else. Look in your "c:\music" folder to verify that they physically exist on the PC.
If not, you'll need to "re-acquire" them.
If they are on your PC, then within iTunes:
1) File->Add Folder
2) Navigate to your folder with the MP3s
3) Select it and let iTunes add them to your Library
If your files are not on the PC, the what iTunse has is just the song "reference" (i.e. - a pointer), not the actual song itself. If the song plays within iTunes, the find out where it is on your PC (right-click -> Get Info). If you get the "!" indicator, within iTunes, then iTunes does not know where the file is: it may be on the PC or you may have deleted it.
Post back w/more info.
Best of Luck
Hi all, this may be another possibility: I am also having problems in general in that every time I try to transfer a song from my itunes to my iphone, i get the little information sign and it won't transfer. This includes previously purchased audio books as well. Then, when i tried to play them in itunes, i got the "could not be found message" as well. Most of the music and books are on my ipod. So, I'm wondering if i do an ipod to pc transfer, will that take care of the problem? Please advise. Thanks!!!!
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!! i just got a new labtop (hp t6400) and i tryed to sync my ipod to it. it only took purchased songs. i tried to use a 4gb memory stick to transfer the rest from my imac to the labtop but i got exclamation points next to every song (563) and none of my 8 purchased videos work! i synced my ipod and restored it and resynced it but itunes deleted everything off the ipod and wont put anything back on! help me im about to bash my new labtop and desktop mac against my head