4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2012 5:00 PM by Limnos
brian hardy1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

The Wife noticed all her music/playlists had disappeared on her old eMac (iTunes 9.2) last time she hooked her iPod up to it. I have since spent the last 3 days fighting with this very old, tired computer. As it has no really extra HD space, much of my time has been wasted moving libraries back and forth between the computer and the external HD that I have been backing up to.

 

All to no avail, it seems. Last night, I spent about 8 hours transfering her somewhat old iTunes Library (last back-up was in the fall) from the Ext. HD to the eMac. And now today, there are still no playlists, no songs. I've tried many different things. Currently, the iTunes preferences are set at Homefile (this is the little filevault icon)/music/iTunes/iTunesMusicJan2012. In the 2012 file are all the playlists and 18 GB of music.

 

But iTunes can't find any of them. I tried switching from the "2012" folder to the "iTunes" folder above it. Same old frustration.

According to iTunes Help, the above should work. But it's not. Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

 

Brian

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,720 points)

    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer [or another drive] - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

     

    do not confuse moving your whole folder and library with moving just media files as in

     

    iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Media folder - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1449

  • brian hardy1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Nope. I hate to be thick-headed but still nothing. I was able to do something where all the song titles/audiobooks/podcasts came back to iTunes (yeah!) though none of the playlists did. (Boo!) However, whenever I try to play any of the songs, I get a "The Song "Rolling in the Deep" could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?" (Louder Boo!)

     

    I click the locate button, find the song and now it will play. Oh goody! Only 749 more songs to go. I've tried doing the "Option" key while loading iTunes to choose a library and I've done the iTunes preferences to try to choose a library. Still bub-kiss.

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Brian

  • brian hardy1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Okay, I just changed the iTunes Advanced Preferences to ".....Adele/21/01/Rolling in the Deep/1.m4a.media file" to delete the "media file" business. Seems to work though the audiobooks and podcasts are there. Easier just to redownload them. (Easier for the wife to redownload them.) I'm just going to back away slowly....

     

    Brian

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,720 points)

    Downloading past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2519 - enabled with iTunes 10.3 and newer; not available in all countries; only apps, books (not audiobooks), music, and t.v. shows (not movies).  Discontinued items not available. For items not included in the iCloud list, or locations or computer systems where iCloud is not (yet?) available, you only get one download per fee paid.