5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2011 12:20 PM by turingtest2
sandjwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have just had my hard drive replaced. I backed up my music on an external drive and have added nto the Itunes music file. It is stored under artists names. The odd thing is that some music has been imported and some has not.

When I try selecting a folder and importing music that way it still does not get into the itunes library. Any one got any suggestions. I have a lot of music and I don't want to have to import from each CD again.
Can you help?

julie

Dell Studio, Windows 7
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (56,460 points)
    Hi, welcome to Apple Discussions.

    It may be a permissions issue. Your account and SYSTEM should have full access to the entire media folder tree.

    tt2
  • iPodT2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My problem is similar to sandjwood. Burned my HD and replace it with something new, with the same OS (Windows 7 Home 64bit), I started to sync iTunes with external hard drive where I do have my files backup.
    Problem: I have 19K in music (mp3), I chose the option to add folder and iTunes only reads 11K (to convert it to aac).
    This is not permission problem, since all the songs are with the permissions released for any user (on the external disk) and in old HD that I had iTunes, were read without any problem.
    When looking at the iTunes folder> My Music, appear 22K file (between songs and covers of the CD). I'm keeping open iTunes to finish the conversion format (which will save space on the iPod Touch to fit the music library). But if this does not correct after conversion, I feel that I must re-burn all the CDs into iTunes (which will be an extensive work by the size of my collection).
    There is a quicker way to solve the problem?
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (56,460 points)
    iPodT2011 wrote:
    This is not permission problem, since all the songs are with the permissions released for any user (on the external disk) and in old HD that I had iTunes, were read without any problem.

    Hmm, you may well be right, however when you move NTFS drives between systems or rebuild the OS then the old security permissions set on the files & folders become redundant so you should at least test the idea rather than dismiss it out of hand.

    tt2
  • sandjwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for your comments so far. I have checked the individual files and all have full permission to allow access.

    Anyone got any other thoughts?


    Julie
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (56,460 points)
    You may like to try scanning the files with MP3 Validator which can find & fix some internal MP3 errors.

    The only other thing I can think of offhand is that the "missing" tracks are already in the library, but not where you expect them to be. See Missing Artist or Album not with others by same artist.

    tt2