4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2013 3:43 PM by C F McBlob
caddy1024 Level 1 (0 points)

All the songs in my iTunes have the exclamation point.  I do not know how to find location of the music...any suggestions?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • SteveFLHTCI Level 1 (80 points)

    Easiest thing to do is do a search on your computer for one of the files.  All the files will probably be in the same folder structure as they were, you can then change the location of your library or just re-add them (that will produce duplicates).

  • caddy1024 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!  I'm a bit naive on how to search for one of the files.  I have gone through as much of the stuff on my hard drive as possible and cannot find anything that resembles a song.  Is there a special way to do this search?

  • SteveFLHTCI Level 1 (80 points)

    Ok, your music could be in one of a coupel formats, MP3 or, more likely, Apples AAC format, which has a m4a prefix.  Open Finder.  Hold Command and press F, this will open a search window in the top of Finder.  Type mp3 here, let it search.  If it finds your music files, double tap on one and "open Enclosing Folder"  That should show you where they are at.  If nothing is found, try searching m4a instead.  One of the two should show you where your music is.

  • C F McBlob Level 4 (2,865 points)

    Mac HD/Users/[User]/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media is where it should be:

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