3 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2012 7:40 AM by wiclee
Dcire Level 1 Level 1

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 Level 5 Level 5

    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.

  • Dcire Level 1 Level 1

    I understand that but the same songs are in the iTunes music folder within iTunes.  So, the songs are on my computer twice and I would like to get rid of the old Sansa folder.  When I do a get info on one of these songs it says the location of the song is the Sansa folder.  How can this be changed so that iTunes does not look for the song there?

  • wiclee Level 5 Level 5

    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