iTunes Match - Waiting + Greyed Out

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by NitrousFlare, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Out of 8506 songs, 1067 are waiting and greyed out.

    The files aren't on my computer, and when I try to delete them it asks if I want to delete them from iCloud.

    When I try to download, the option is greyed out.

    When I update iTunes Match (Store->Update iTunes Match) it checks my library and doesn't update the waiting+greyed out tracks.

    How do I get my files back??
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Great question. Same issue. iTunes Match froze my network around 8 times before fully completing my approx 3,000 songs. It tells me that my entire Library is on the Cloud... and then proceeds to tell me that I have songs I can download from the Cloud but greys them out to where I cannot even listen to them (so ultimately it seems as if those songs are lost somewhere).

    Gonna follow this and see what happens (will update after):

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4054
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried updating iTunes Match and it didn't work.

    However, I found all of my missing songs in the trash. I dragged them back into my library, and now iTunes Match is reviewing them again.

    Pain in the ass..
     
  4. macrumors 604

    bushido

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    how do i know what songs are missing? i have 61 songs remaining and iTunes freezes up everytime, making the fan run crazy and i think it has something to do with the songs that are purchased with a different ID
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    My laptop responded the same way. I just kept running iTunes Match until it slowly... and painfully.... added.... a few.... songs.... here and there. Afterwards, I went to my Library and you can now organize it by iCloud Status (Link above shows how) and then see if some songs were not added bc of some ******** or if some songs just werent good enough for Match.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    remove wifi syncing (makes iTunes slow even when not syncing). sped up my iTunes 10x.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Turning off Wi-Fi Sync Helped

    Same problem. Turning off the iPhone wi-fi sync seems to have helped, though it is still moving rather slowly (assuming because there are so many people trying to do this simultaneously). Thanks for the tip!
     

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