8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 10:30 AM by Thor HoG
Paul Bruen Level 1 (20 points)

Hi all...


This is strange, would be grateful for some help....


I have been importing a number of CD's. Yesterday this was working fine, import CD and it appears in the iTunes music library.


Today however, I have imported some more CD's which do not appear in iTunes, but are in the music library (in Finder).


I can't seem to drag the missing files across - nothing happens....


When I search for albums/tracks in iTunes it doesn't find the items...


However, I've just sync'ed up an iPod and it copied across all of the albums/tracks that I still cannot find in iTunes.


Any ideas?


I've got iTunesMatch & iCloud switched on if that makes a difference


Many thanks..



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,307 points)

    Others have reported a significant delay in music appearing in their library when Match is turned on.  Significant = several hours.  See if the items have appeared in the Recently Added playlist.

  • Paul Bruen Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi Limnos...


    Thanks for your reply....


    Yes, they are in a recently added playlist.......


    I'll leave it overnight and see if they appear in th main window tomorrow.


    Little bit strange (rubbish) really....





  • Paul Bruen Level 1 (20 points)

    Bizaarly....they have now just appeared!!!

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,307 points)

    Yes, indeed, as other have observed, it can take overnight.  I guess you can try disabling Match to have them appear immediately but ultimately Match is going to want to upload a version.

  • Sebastien Stormacq Level 1 (65 points)

    This is definitively linked to iTunes Match. 

    - Turn iTunes Match OFF

    - Restart iTunes (just to be sure)

    - Purchase a song on iTMS

    - the song appears correctly in the Library - without any delay


    - Turn iTunes Match ON (and wait for initial match)

    - Restart iTunes (just to be sure)

    - Purchase another song on iTMS

    - the song does not appear in the Library (nor Purchased playlist)


    How to really download it :

    - the song is available in "Purchased but not downloaded" section of iTMS

    - "buy" the song again from iTMS, it will tell you that you've bought the song already and you can download it "again" for free.


    Then the song appears in the library.


    This behavior is new for me - started with iTunes 11

  • malco2001 Level 1 (0 points)

    I purchased an album and immediatley afterwards some of the songs appeared and some did not.  I then tried to update itunes match to no avail.  After reading the suggestions above I simply shut off itunes match and then I could download the missing songs.  I would have to agree this appears to be an issue with itunes match after updating to itunes 11.

  • Sebastien Stormacq Level 1 (65 points)

    iTunes 11.0.1 released yesterday night solves the problem.




  • Thor HoG Level 1 (0 points)

    Sebastien Stormacq wrote:


    iTunes 11.0.1 released yesterday night solves the problem.





    Hi - this didn't solve the problem for me.  A "fresh" re-install of iTunes (or just a delete and rebuild of the library) left out all purchased music from the Purchased category/list.


    What I did was to add "Purchase Date" to the column fields in my normal songs list, and sort by Purchased Date.  I then just selected them all and dragged them to my Purchased folder.  They then populated that list and I'm good to go.