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Purchased music into new folder. Can I move it to old location?

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I was trying to make things easier, and I seem to have failed.

It isn't important how this happened, but I inadvertently purchased some music after my default "iTunes" folder had been renamed "OLDiTunes".

During the purchase and download, a new, empty iTunes folder was created under My Music, and the music was purchased into that library.

I now have two iTunes folders on my Windows machine. One folder is named 'iTunes', and it contains the one piece of music I just purchased. The other is named 'OLDiTunes', and contains the rest of my library of music and applications.

Is there any way for me to move the music in the new iTunes folder into my original library? It seems as though I should be able to do that with Home Share, but I've found very little documentation as to how to do that.

I can open both folders, one at a time, by switching/renaming each folder "iTunes" and "OLDiTunes", and then starting the iTunes app. I just would like to merge the music in the newly created folder back into the main library.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

John
iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
    Should be simply.
    1 - Quit iTunes.
    2 - Go to /My Music/ folder and drag /iTunes/ folder to the desktop.
    3 - Rename /OLDiTunes/ folder to iTunes.
    4 - Launch iTunes. You should see everything except your newest purchases (after you renamed the iTunes folder.
    5 - Go to iTunes menu File > Add folder to library.
    6 - Select the iTunes folder you dragged to the desktop. This will add all new purchases to your iTunes library.

    After you have verified everything is in iTunes and in /My Music/iTUnes/ iTunes media/, you can delete the /iTunes/ folder on the desktop.
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
    After you do step 4, do you see everything in iTunes except for the new items?
    Should the process add all subfolders, by default?

    Yes.
    If the new items are not getting added in steps 5 & 6, then at step 6, select /iTunes/iTunes media/ in the iTunes folder you moved to the desktop.
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10

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