6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2006 1:53 AM by Jeff Bryan
lynlog Level 1 (5 points)
I hope someone can offer a suggestion. I downloaded from "somewhere??" an outline of how to use the Nano as a hard drive - to copy the itunes folder over to it and also gave instructions for hen attaching to the new computer and moving the itunes folder over with all my music.

Made a couple of attempts till I seemed to get that part right but on my new mac when I open itunes none of the songs are in the library. When I check where the library supposedly retrieves its info from everything looks okay. I can open the itunes folder in My Music and the songs all appear to be there but for some unknown reason aren't showing up in itunes.

I was lucky I did not turn automatic updating back on so I still also have the songs in my ipod - as well they still also seem to be appearing in itunes on my PC.

Could this problem have anything to do with trying to transfer from a PC to a MAC??

Please help!

ibook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.4)  
  • Gary Suzuki1 Level 1 (125 points)
    If it was a Windows PC you were talking about I would say to drag the contents of your music folder to the Library in iTunes. But I don't know on a Mac.
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 (61,790 points)
    "If it was a Windows PC you were talking about I would say to drag the contents of your music folder to the Library in iTunes"

    Same on a Mac. Or use the file/add to library option in iTunes.
  • lynlog Level 1 (5 points)
    Nearing the end of my day at work and still hoping for any suggestions.......
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 (61,790 points)
    "I can open the itunes folder in My Music and the songs all appear to be there but for some unknown reason aren't showing up in itunes."

    You've been told how to get them there in 2 previous posts.

    So can we assume that you're ignoring those suggestions for a reason?
  • Ralph Smith Level 1 (45 points)
    I've read that the iPod will work for PCs -OR- for Macs, but you have to reset it to switch back and forth. So if I understand what you're asking, I think you'd be off with a thumbdrive, or whatever you want to call those USB pocketable memory drives/sticks.
    Best of luck to you.
    Ralph
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 (61,790 points)
    "I've read that the iPod will work for PCs -OR- for Macs, but you have to reset it to switch back and forth"

    Not strictly true. Any Windows formatted drive can be read and written to by a Mac without the need to reformat, but not vice versa. And anyway, the OP doesn't want to use the iPod between Windows and Mac, he has transferred his music onto the iBook and now wants to populate the library with it.

    Two people have posted ways to do this already.