Advice wanted: iTunes not recognising library file

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

  1. iTweed macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2013
    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

  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    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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