Hello Mae Sot,
Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!
It sounds like, from your description that we need to point iTunes to the library located in the 'B:\' drive and have iTunes load it.
You definately did one of the steps to tell iTunes to store and access content to the correct library. Next do this to "load" that specific iTunes library:
- If iTunes is running, quit iTunes.
- If you are using Windows, hold down the Shift key and from the Start menu and choose All Programs > iTunes > iTunes.
- If you are using the Mac, open iTunes and immediately hold down the Option key.
- You should see one of the following screens:
From: iTunes: How to open an alternate iTunes Library file or create a new one
It should contain the playlists you had before.
All the best,
Thanks for the explanation above. I followed the procedure you described, resulting in the loading of a my existing iTunes library on B:\ into the new iTunes software I had installed on my new hard drive (C:\) I then connected my iPod - it was a brand new iPod, my old one having recently died - and it synched with this newly loaded library.
But as I started to use this new iPod, I realized that only a sub-set of my music library was actually on it. Many songs and albums were missing. So I went back, opened iTunes and checked the newly loaded library - these songs and albums were missing from it.
Next, I used Windows Explorer to check the files residing in the library's directory structure on B:\, and those missing songs and albums (the files and folders) WERE still there.
The material that did not get loaded from the library on B:\ into the new iTunes software included both content I bought from the iTunes store, and that I had ripped from CDs.
Therefore it seems that when I created the library using the procedure described above, much of the content from B:\ got left out.
Can you tell me how to fix this problem?