Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to ScotchZombie)
You probably lost a hidden preference file somewhere along the way.
File > Library > Organize Library > Rearrange files in the folder "iTunes Media"
should sort you out...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to sal1k)
This is a really interesting thread. I am currently in the middle of copying my 130Gb music library from my mac onto my new PC. (Having done the consolidate/organize step). Once there I'll follow these steps carefully to get the library imported. However, I'd just like to check that all my playlists and ratings, which are very important and took years to establish, will come over with everything else?
Especially as you say to delete the xml file, which is where I thought these things were kept?
Many thanks for taking the time to help us all out!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to roj harris)
The XML is a secondary listing of the information in the iTunes Library.itl database that can be read by third party software, if necessary while iTunes isn't even running. If you library started life a long time ago on a back then the database might be called iTunes Library without the .itl extension. If so you should rename it to add the .itl before trying to connect to it on Windows.