Advice wanted: iTunes not recognising library file

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by iTweed, May 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

    iTweed
     
  2. macrumors 601

    brand

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    #2
    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.
     

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