5 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2010 2:38 PM by Chris CA
BillOnBelay Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi,
I notice in my music library that I don't see recent playlists I created. I wonder with one of the recent upgrades has Apple change the file from a wpl to something else.

What is the file name extension use for the playlists? Is it no longer stored in the music library?

Thanks,
Bill

HP pavillion, Windows XP
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,015 points)
    I wonder with one of the recent upgrades has Apple change the file from a wpl to something else

    iTunes does not (and has not) use a .wpl file.
    Playlists (and everthing else) in iTunes are saved in the iTunes library.itl file.
    They are also in the iTunes library.xml file, which is created only for other applications that use iTunes.
    Is it no longer stored in the music library?

    The iTunes library consists of the iTunes folder and all contents and all other media files in iTunes if they are not stored in the iTunes folder.
  • BillOnBelay Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    What are all the .wpl files that have the same name as my older playlists and residing in the \playlist folder of the music library for?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,015 points)
    Most likely they are from WMP.
    All iTunes files are in \Music\iTunes folder and in folders in this one.
    residing in the \playlist folder of the music library for?

    Please explain 'music library'. What is the path and folder names?
  • BillOnBelay Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My "D:\Music Library" is a folder on a second drive which I use for data. This path is then specified in the iTunes preferences "iTunes Media Folder Location".

    I believe the *.wpl files are remnants of MS Media Player that, at one, accessed this library.

    On my system however, I find iTunes system files scattered in a couple of places in the Windows user profile... User\Application Data and User\Local Settings\Application Data

    As an aside I'd like to identify the folder that contains ALL the critical files so I can back up the installation....
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,015 points)
    There's no need to back up the iTunes installation. You can simply reinstall iTunes if needed.
    All the important files that iTunes uses for the library are contained in the \Music\iTunes\ folder and the folder you have designated as the iTunes media folder.