View Full Version : Advice wanted: iTunes not recognising library file

May 27, 2013, 08:28 AM
Dear Mac experts

Got a problem you might be able to help me with. Maybe it's easy to fix maybe not.

The problem: When I fire up Itunes and browse for library files, iTunes won't let me select any files called iTunes Library

How I got here is:

I have my iTunes music and library on an external HDD
The other day my laptop was quiet and I opened iTunes without my HDD plugged in to check if I'd left iTunes quiet. I rashly created a new library on my desktop. No biggy.
I deleted the new library when tidying up stuff.
I plugged in my HDD and turned on iTunes. It prompts me to choose a new libary
everything's greyed out

What should I do? Options I thought of were:

Create a new library on the external HDD and drag all my stuff into it.
Reboot something, somewhere.

As far as I know all my old stuff is in tact iTunes just isn't recognising it. I'm a bit edgy because I lost some of my music about a year ago (long story).

Help appreciated


May 27, 2013, 04:06 PM
I'm not sure why one would think that they would not get better help with this by posting in the iTunes forum. The Mac Pro forum is a hardware forum geared specifically around the Mac Pro and not the iTunes software.