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Dcire Calculating status...
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May 26, 2012 7:20 AM

I have a quantity of songs in my iTunes library on my computer and they are synched with my iPod.  Most of these songs were transfered from my old Sansa MP3 player and the songs are still located in a folder on my desktop.  If I try and delete this folder by placing it in the trash and then perform a synch with my iPod I get an error message saying that a large number of these songs could not be sent to the ipod because they could not be found.  However, if I look in the iTunes music folder within the iTunes program these songs are there.  Why does this happen?

iPod touch, Windows 7
  • wiclee Calculating status...
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    May 26, 2012 7:28 AM (in response to Dcire)

    You do not delete or move the folder that has all your music files.  iTunes is a media player that plays music files that are on your computer.  The music you have in iTunes library refers to the location where the file is.  Once the file is moved or deleted, it won't play anymore and there will be an exclamation symbol before the music indicating iTunes could not locate the file to play.

  • wiclee Level 5 Level 5 (6,940 points)
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    May 26, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to Dcire)

    If the same music file appears in iTunes media folder, then there should be a duplicate in your iTunes library.  Can you confirm that?


    If so, we can deal with finding n deleting duplicates.

    How to find and remove duplicate items in your iTunes library


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