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christiancman
Dec 18, 2006, 02:39 PM
Is there a way to have itunes search your computer and have it import all the music into itself..I have music stashed in files all over my comp from years of downloads abd so forth...or do you have to move every song individually?



Buschmaster
Dec 18, 2006, 02:40 PM
Is there a way to have itunes search your computer and have it import all the music into itself..I have music stashed in files all over my comp from years of downloads abd so forth...or do you have to move every song individually?
What happens if you hit add to library and select your HD?

MacBoobsPro
Dec 18, 2006, 02:41 PM
What happens if you hit add to library and select your HD?

The universe implodes! :eek:

killmoms
Dec 18, 2006, 02:45 PM
The universe implodes! :eek:

Or the Episcopal Church (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=261709).

Buschmaster
Dec 18, 2006, 02:45 PM
The universe implodes! :eek:
Yikes.

But, just to be safe. Leave the universe and try it.

Unorthodox
Dec 18, 2006, 02:46 PM
What happens if you hit add to library and select your HD?
I wouldn't do that...

Try this instead.
Open any Finder window. Type any letter into the Spotlight search box in the Finder window (not the one in the top right hand conner of your screen)
And add the "Kind", "Music" rule. Now Spotlight should list every audio file on you hard drive.

christiancman
Dec 18, 2006, 03:27 PM
specifically I have a list of songs that appears under shared all the way on the right hand side under shared owners limewire,and I cannot figure out how to put them in my itunes library and then into my shuffle,any help will be greatly appreciated
whnever i click on it a whole new window appears with the songs but I still cant get them to do anything other than play on the computer

christiancman
Dec 18, 2006, 05:42 PM
how do i bring up the finder window

Unorthodox
Dec 18, 2006, 06:27 PM
how do i bring up the finder window
Hit option command "n"

joshysquashy
Dec 18, 2006, 06:32 PM
how do i bring up the finder window

option n will only work if finder is already selected. it looks like a blue smily face in the dock. or you can double click on "Macintosh HD".

Finder is the file browser, a bit like Explorer for windows except it doesnt crash all the time, and if it does, you dont have to restart the whole computer :p

christiancman
Dec 18, 2006, 07:12 PM
how do i get to option command N

mkrishnan
Dec 18, 2006, 07:19 PM
how do i get to option command N

Click anywhere on the desktop, hold the command key (the one with an apple on it), hold the option key (which probably says option), and press the letter N.

christiancman
Dec 18, 2006, 07:42 PM
I dont have a key with an apple on it

skunk
Dec 18, 2006, 07:44 PM
Are you using a Mac? :confused:

There's one at each end of the Space Bar.

mkrishnan
Dec 18, 2006, 07:50 PM
Oh, I'm going to fall in love with this thread.

If you're using Windows, I'm not sure if anyone here knows how to find all the files on a Windows hard drive that are music files. Most of us don't have Windows computers, at least at home. Try using the search function of Explorer.

Also use complete sentences... communicate like someone older than six....

Unorthodox
Dec 18, 2006, 07:52 PM
I dont have a key with an apple on it
You should.... Unless you're using a non-apple keyboard. Or you're not using a Mac.

Tourist
Dec 18, 2006, 08:12 PM
You should.... Unless you're using a non-apple keyboard. Or you're not using a Mac.

Err not necessarily , remember the Apple Key/Command Key now has that whizzy symbol thingee that looks like a bit like a celtic knot :), I havent seen a mac with an actual honest to god Apple-Key for a while now,

christiancman
Dec 18, 2006, 08:14 PM
Ok ,I guess thats the problem.I am not using a mac.I am using windows.Thanks for all the help ,I guess I will just have to figure this out on my own.

Unorthodox
Dec 18, 2006, 08:34 PM
Err not necessarily , remember the Apple Key/Command Key now has that whizzy symbol thingee that looks like a bit like a celtic knot :), I havent seen a mac with an actual honest to god Apple-Key for a while now,
I haven't seen one without. My MacBook Pro has one. So does my iMac G5. So did my old Macintosh Centris.

Tourist
Dec 18, 2006, 08:45 PM
I haven't seen one without. My MacBook Pro has one. So does my iMac G5. So did my old Macintosh Centris.

D'oh My Bad, see what working on a PC at the office gets you....

NicP
Dec 18, 2006, 09:46 PM
In windows: click start > Search > for files and folders
Select "all files and folders"
Type *.mp3 in the box and hit enter (this is assuming your music files are mp3s)
Select all the mp3s (ctrl-a) and drag them into itunes (drop them on the part marked library)