iTunes Question ...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fender2112, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a

    Fender2112

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    #1
    I have noticed an odd behavior with iTunes. Sometimes when I view a play list, several of the songs will have an exclaimation mark next to their title indicating that the file can not be found. I locate the file and the exclaimation mark is removed. But the quirk is this. The eclaimation mark then appears next to the title either above or below the title that I just located.

    I have trashed my playlists and the iTunes database and even re-imported the library. But there are always songs list as not being found.

    Any clues to what causes this or how to fix it?

    Thanks
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    next time you have everything fixed go to advanced in the menu bar and hit consolidate. this will copy every song it finds into its own folder in the itunes music folder in your home folder. some people prefer not to do this but personally i like to have all my music organized in the itunes folder instead of in scattered folders all about my hard drive.

    iJon
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    yes consolidating can help, it's the best way to go. if you're still having issues, have you repaired permissions? it sounds like it could easily be related to that-- songs with the wrong permissions.

    pnw
     
  4. Fender2112 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fender2112

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    That's have I have it set up. I have the entire libray in one folder within Users > Shared > iTunes Music.

    Every time I locate one song, iTunes forgets one. And it's not neccessarily the songs each time. They seem to random.
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    interesting, i would recommend repairinging permissions. and if that doesnt work, if you dont have a crapload of playlists i would just reinstall itunes.

    iJon
     

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