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Point to itunes library

241 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 18, 2007 5:34 AM by Terence Devlin RSS
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The external hard-drive that I used for itunes crashed. I have a back-up of my itunes library, song files, etc on another external harddrive, but I cannot get itunes to recognize that library. I have tried changing the location in preferences. There is nothing in the current library to "consolidate", so that doesn't work either. I started itunes with the new harddrive attached.

I knew enough to make a back-up of my music, but don't know how to use it! I would appreciate help on what to do in order to use my back-up harddrive. Thank you!
G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
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    Apr 18, 2007 5:34 AM (in response to AppleAmy)
    AppleAmy

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    If that back up contains a library file then hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iTunes. Use the resulting dialogue to point iTunes to the new location.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.16gig / iMac 20" 2.16 C2D, Mac OS X (10.4), 2 gig RAM/ 2 gig RAM

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