Re: [BCAB] Tidying up iTunes library Andrew Hodgson 21 Nov 2012 09:54 GMT

Hi,

Read this article from Apple:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1391

Last time I had a damaged library (as I had to restore from a backup and had offline file caching issues in Windows), I deleted the library files, and set the media folder location.  I then added all my music to the Automatically Add to Itunes folder, and it appeared in my library and moved the files to the correct media folder.

Thanks.
Andrew.
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From: Bcab [bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Sunil Peck [sunil.peck@disabilitynow.org.uk]
Sent: 21 November 2012 09:46
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Tidying up iTunes library

Cheers David,

This sounds good. So once I use it to relocate all my files, will iTunes automatically clean up all the redundant shortcuts that pointed to the same files in different locations?

Sunil

Sunil Peck
Journalist and Web Content Producer
020 7619 7325
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On 20 Nov 2012, at 20:28, David Reynolds wrote:

Sunil,

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
you.
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.

Best,

David.

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sunil Peck
Sent: 20 November 2012 15:10
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Subject: [BCAB] Tidying up iTunes library

Hi,

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
anything.

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

Sunil Peck
Journalist and Web Content Producer
020 7619 7325
sunil.peck@disabilitynow.org.uk<mailto:sunil.peck@disabilitynow.org.uk><mailto:sunil.peck@disabilitynow.org.uk>

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