1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 6:41 AM by turingtest2
brittanyfromsc Level 1 (0 points)

I'm trying to import songs from a flash drive to my itunes.  The songs are showing up in itunes but when i try to sync with my iphone 4 it doesnt transfer the songs.  When i unplug the flash drive itunes doesnt allow me to even listen to the songs.

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1
  • turingtest2 Level 9 (64,915 points)

    iTunes is referencing the files on the flash drive instead of using local copies. Connect the drive, start iTunes, use File > Library > Organize Library > Consolidate files. If you have media scattered across multiple folders outside the main media folder and don't want to change that then select the files in question, right-click and click consolidate files.


    Ideally you would use Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Copy files to media folder when adding to library to prevent such problems in future or drag & drop the files into the Automatically Add to iTunes folder in iTunes Media instead of dropping directly into the iTunes interface.