Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Roger Barre)
Nothing in your library will be replaced automatically. To replace "matched" tracks with versions from the iTunes Store you must delete the tracks from your library then download the track.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Roger Barre)
Once the local track is deleted, iTunes will offer the opportunity to download the new version of the track. You have to complete this either track by track - selecting the download option - or create a Smart List showing all the tracks that are available for download, this is great for selecting many tracks and downloading in one go!
Excellent. My final (I hope) question) is how do I make a Smart List of tracks available for download? In creating a Smart List, I selectedf iCoud Status, but "Available for download" wasn't one of the choices. Is there another way?
Thanks so much for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to Roger Barre)
Yes, a great route is to sort your library on iCloud Status. Select all tracks of type Matched and delete the local copy (post secure backup of course).
Create a Smart List with criteria Music Kind is Music and Location is not on this Computer - this will give you the set to Download.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to Roger Barre)
Your smart playlist needs the following argument:
iCloud Status is Matched.
This will bring up only those items that have matched, as there is no need to delete uploaded items (these will just redownload your existing files.
You will probably also want to add other arguments, for example "Bitrate is less than 256", as there is little point in replacing items which are already at this bitrate.
Remember to check your files wherever possible. It is likely that you have a small number of mismatches. Keep a backup of your old tracks just in case.