1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 28, 2011 12:09 PM by JiminMissouri
Crisscar Level 1 Level 1

I transferred my iTunes Library from one type of NAS to an even bigger NAS and in the process my iTunes Library got screwed up. Not non-working but a lot of tracks aren't where they are supposed to be. I have music in the Movies section, I have tracks that point to a folder, not even the mp3 file just the folder, and I have videos with the track names. I discovered this after I enabled iTunes Match so now my Match library is full of mislabeled songs and such.


I restored the Library from the last backup (the day before I enabled Match) and everything is mostly right but now when I enable Match again it asks if I want to add this computer to my Match library. I assumed this computer was on the match library, what I don't want is duplicates tracks of Adele in my Alicia Keys Album and vice-versa.


Is there a way to blow away the old match library and start anew?

  • JiminMissouri Level 2 Level 2
    Is there a way to blow away the old match library and start anew?


    Yes there is.  Someone may come along with a simpler way to do it, and given you've made major changes in your library, First, create a new, blank library.  Then turn on iTunes match (by default it is off when you switch libraries).  The library should populate with grayed out tracks (everything in the cloud.  Select them all and hit delete.  It should pop a warning asking you to confirm you want to delete them from the cloud. 


    Once you have deleted it all, go to the store tab and select "update iTunes match."  This will start a scan of your empty library, and send Apple an updated library database, hopefully an empty one. 


    While I generally give Apple's servers some time to chew and get my new "empty" database active, once I've had coffee, I re-load the original library, turn on iTunes match and let it do its thing.


    I should add that it seems like iTunes Match will throw up "add this computer" as well as sometimes going all the way back to "buy iTunes Match."  It also periodically asks for your Apple ID again.  I just click through, add the ID when prompted, and everything seems to be fine.