1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 1, 2009 11:47 AM by Limnos
Chris Gillespie Level 1 (15 points)
I have a huge music library and many playlists in iTunes. Over time, I changed the names of a few of my folders (eg, from "Seventies" to "70s"). iTunes maintained links to a lot of the files, but has lost track of many more. IIf I change the folder name back to the old name, iTunes sees the lost files but loses others.

The iTunes DB is not a text file, so I couldn't edit it. I did change the file locations in the library xml file (ie, edited the document), but iTunes just changes the references back to the bad locations when I click on the songs.

Is there a way to rename a folder that contains iTunes tracks and not have iTunes lose the files or to tell the iTunes Library that the folder name has changed?

20" Intel iMac, G4 1.42 DP FW 800, G4 500 DP, G4 Ti PB, Purple iMac, 2 Beige G3s, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Limnos Level 8 (46,040 points)
    I do a fair amount of moving of files on my computer and don't have many problems with itunes losing locations. While this isn't telling you how to solve your problem. I can say I don't have problems and end up with the same result, so this is purely empirical evidence. I almost always have itunes open when I move my files from folder to folder. I am almost always moving files to folders with different names rather than editing the names of existing folders.