View Full Version : Half of library gone

Apr 22, 2009, 03:27 PM
"The iTunes Library could not be saved.

The required file could not be found"

I get that message every time I restart iTunes.
I'm running Vista, Latest version (8.0.2?).
The songs are still there, but I can't play it. It just doesn't play anything.
Its about 50% of my library.
Actually, its more like 80%.
In the Album Art section, it says "Album Art not Modifiable" even though I know it has Album Art.

Now, its just going through my whole library (Except the ones I can't play). Its skipping the song after like 10 seconds of it playing it. Its different for every song though.

Apr 22, 2009, 03:42 PM
Sorry, my external hard drive was overheating, so it was being weird.
I took the case out, and connected it, after it cooled, now it works fine

Apr 22, 2009, 09:17 PM
A good sign to buy a new external hard drive?

Apr 23, 2009, 05:34 PM
Ah. It's a fairly old hard drive, I just found it the other day, and leave it on 24/7 connected to my PC, but yeah. It's a 500GB IDE hard drive, that runs at 5200RPM, so yeah. I do need a new hard drive. But, I'll wait until this is full, and then buy a 1TB

Apr 23, 2009, 05:39 PM
Might wanna get a new drive soon.
Wouldn't want the drive giving out and not having a backup somewhere...

Apr 24, 2009, 02:57 PM
I have 2 different backups, both on different hard drives.