Completely lost my Itunes Library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mur6337, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. mur6337 macrumors newbie

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    Attempted to create a shared folder today and almost had it working. After a discussion on here, discovered I can share libraries by using fast user switching. Now when I load my Itunes, every song is blocked out "Unable to locate original file" when clicked on. I have tried Time Machine to no avail. Any ideas?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are the files still in the folder?

    If so, rebuild the library.
     
  3. mur6337 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says they are in there, and they all show up when I open it, but when I click on a song it cannot locate original file. I tried the rebuild and it did not work. I don't understand why I cannot get them back off of Time Machine.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Try holding option when you open iTunes, it will ask to open a library, point it to the library file where the music is.
     
  5. mur6337 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just tried that, brings up my whole library but when I click on the song it says it cannot locate original copy.
     
  6. 5id4t macrumors newbie

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    i have had this same problem but i tried rebuilding it and all the songs that were in itunes are all gone!

    WHAT CAN I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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