iTunes issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by miles01110, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I have a rather large iTunes library (~16k files, 106 GB) and I notice that periodically iTunes loses track of a random selection of them (a couple hundred tracks at a time, usually entire albums go missing), necessitating either reimporting or locating the files individually, which is a huge pain in the rear. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue, or if it was a known bug, and if there is a fix? Could it be that my library is stored on an external hard drive?
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I've had issues like that myself. I've fixed it by letting iTunes manage my library. (eg. copy files to iTunes library)
     
  3. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar problem that seemed to be related to the length of track names. I used one of Doug's AppleScripts to find all of the broken files and fix them (took a while, as I have > 22,000 songs, but it worked).
     
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I have my 130 gig iTunes Library all stored on my external, and I've never had a problem

    I let iTunes manage my Library.
     
  5. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Any chance you could post a link or e-mail the script to me?
     
  6. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Just search on his site for iTunes Track CPR v1.3. It is not perfect but it found most of the problem tracks in my library and corrected them. The rest I manually corrected. I keep all of my tracks on a NAS, not sure if this is related to the problem or not though.
     

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