Deleted iTunes Library File During Clean Install

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pdberger, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. pdberger macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Hi. My laptop has been very buggy lately so I just did a clean install of Snow Leopard.

    My iTunes music files were stored on an external hard drive. But, unfortunately, the iTunes library file must have been on the laptop hard drive. Now, when I open iTunes music library and playlists are empty, despite my having 120GB of music on the connected hard drive.

    Short of dragging and dropping all the music files into the iTunes window, is there any other way of "telling" iTunes where to find my music? I have tried "organize library" and nothing happens. I've also tried searching forums/Google but all I find is instructions on how to backup your iTunes library before a clean install -- advice I wish I had sought a few hours ago.

    Thank you for your help!
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    United States
    Go to your iTunes preferences. Under the advanced tab, change the iTunes folder location to the folder on your external hard drive.

    Hope that helps.

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