Re: [BCAB] Tidying up iTunes library David Reynolds 20 Nov 2012 20:28 GMT


You may want to consider a utility called Itunes Folder Watch. I can't find
where I got it from at the moment, but a google search should get it for
Once installed, you can get it to search specified folders for music, and it
adds them to the itunes  library. It takes a lot less time than trying to
rebuild it manually.



-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [] On Behalf Of Sunil Peck
Sent: 20 November 2012 15:10
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] Tidying up iTunes library


I've shifted a lot of files around and deleted a lot of duplicate files in
my documents since I first built an iTunes library on my computer. Because I
manipulated the files in Finder as opposed to doing it from within iTunes,
there are a lot of shortcuts in iTunes that point towards files that have
either been moved or deleted. Because there are so many instances of this I
thought I may as well delete my iTunes library and build a new one. I don't
have any playlists and am not bothered about retaining play counts or

Is there an alternative to starting all over again, maybe a menu option I
could activate from an options menu in iTunes? If not, what file to I need
to delete? I'd like to avoid deleting any important system files.

Thanks a lot,


Sunil Peck
Journalist and Web Content Producer
020 7619 7325<>

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