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Help! iTunes keeps losing library on Vista

3883 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2009 6:19 AM by vaiodyssey RSS
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Feb 16, 2009 2:04 PM
Just changed my laptop from XP to Vista
I installed the iTunes, but No matter how I import songs or list, the library and the list keeps losing when I restart the iTunes. Believe me I have reinstalled the itunes and everythng.
I didnt just import the list from my old computer but I did drag and drop and make lists again manually!
Anyone knows how I can fix this?
Thanks in advance.
PC, Windows Vista
  • Buegie Level 6 Level 6 (13,330 points)
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    Feb 16, 2009 2:10 PM (in response to vaiodyssey)
    Double check to see that the ‘iTunes Library.itl’ file or the folder it resides in (the ‘iTunes’ folder) is not read-only.

    First, see this Article for some background information: What are the iTunes Library files?

    Using Windows Explorer, right-click on the file (or folder) name, go to Properties.

    If it is, then close iTunes, change it, and reopen iTunes.

    Best of Luck Buegie
    Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop -- 2GB RAM -- 120GB HD -- 5 ExHDs --, Windows XP Pro, -- 16GB Black 3G iPhone -- 4GB Blue 2nd Gen mini -- 8GB Black nano (lost)
  • Buegie Level 6 Level 6 (13,330 points)
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    Feb 16, 2009 3:46 PM (in response to vaiodyssey)
    Not sure from your post, but if the file or folder was read-only, then you need to change this attribute FIRST.

    Once corrected, any future changes you make within iTunes should be kept and reflected the next time you open iTunes.

    iTunes needs to write the Library files to your PC when iTunes closes, so it can read them the next time you open iTunes.

    Test this by making some changes to your Library (i.e. - re-import it). Make one simple playlist. Close iTunes. Then re-open iTunes. If your Library reflects the changes you just made, you may have solved your issue.

    Best of Luck Buegie
    Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop -- 2GB RAM -- 120GB HD -- 5 ExHDs --, Windows XP Pro, -- 16GB Black 3G iPhone -- 4GB Blue 2nd Gen mini -- 8GB Black nano (lost)
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6 (11,950 points)
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    Feb 17, 2009 1:19 AM (in response to vaiodyssey)
    Do you have a SOny Vaio? Just a guess from your username.

    If so, this there is a problem with incompatible software, see this trhead:
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8537277#8537277
    compaq presario iPod 20GB iTunes 8.0.2.2, Windows XP, SP3

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