Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 15, 2011, 10:12 AM   #1
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington, DC
adding folder of mp3s to iTunes on Windows 7

I am helping a friend with setting up his iTunes for the first time - he's never used it before and he has a new Windows 7 laptop. All of his music is in one folder. And when I chose Add Folder to Library, it was working fine until it came across a file that apparently had a filename that was too long for Windows to handle. (His music files used to be on a mac.) So about a third of the way thru the import he got an error message and the import stopped. So now he has only a third of his songs in his library. How does he get the rest imported?

I did find a couple of songs that have crazy long filenames so I instructed him to fix those. But what about the import? Should we delete the songs we added (by putting the library in Date Added order) and try again or will iTunes skip over the songs it had already added? I don't want dupes.

MacBook Pro 2011 17" 2.2Ghz, iPad Wifi 32GB, iPhone 4S 64GB Verizon, iPod Classic 80GB, Apple TV 2, Time Capsule 1 TB
paulold is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 15, 2011, 10:14 AM   #2
macrumors 603
Gav2k's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

Delete the ones that have been added to iTunes fix any long file names and re add the folder.
iphone 5 32gb - iPhone 6+ 64gb - MacBook Air i7 - MacBook Pro 2012 2.5ghz - mac mini 2011 dgpu i5 2.5Ghz
Gav2k is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible to re-merge local MP3s into library that's mostly iTunes Match? benguild iCloud and Apple Services 1 Jun 12, 2013 11:42 AM
iPad: Download mp3s to iTunes in ipad asdf212 iPad 4 Apr 29, 2013 03:33 PM
iTunes: Prevent auto-import of mp3s Visionsofsilver Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Mar 3, 2013 02:45 PM
Organizing mp3s Automatically in iTunes - Help! BigMacAttack1 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 5 Feb 25, 2013 01:54 PM
iTunes on Windows. Can the folder location be shown in App view in iTunes? KTK1990 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Oct 10, 2012 02:00 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC