3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2013 12:09 PM by Imp68
iteachmusic Level 1 (0 points)

I just tried to play one of my iTunes songs, and it is showing up with either an "!" or an "i" beside it.  I can see the title but it is in light gray and when I try clicking on it, it says it's not there.


I had this problem a while back, when the memory was really low on the computer, but that's not the problem today.




Thanks so much!

iTunes, Mac OS X (10.6.8), using Time Machine external hard dr
  • Imp68 Level 4 (2,590 points)

    If you look in ~Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/(it's folder), can you see the file?

  • iteachmusic Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, I fixed it, but am not sure why it had the "!" in the first place.

    I went to the external hard drive, Time Machine back up, and found it there.

    Was able to play it from there, then just dragged it to the iTunes icon on my desktop.


    As I said, I have no idea how this song got there.  It's a case of having 2 of the same song, one with vocals and one with accompaniment.  The accompaniment version was there, but the vocal is the one that was messed up.


    Not sure if there are other songs in my iTunes with the same problem or not---sure hope not!


    Thanks so much for your quick response, though!

  • Imp68 Level 4 (2,590 points)

    Glad you sorted it out.  Gotta love Time Machine.