External USB drive used on Mac and Windows

Discussion in 'iPod' started by SteelWheel, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. SteelWheel macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2008
    I did notice some similar discussions on this in other threads, but none addressing my specific problem (so don't flame me, please):

    Wife has a small iTunes library on her XP laptop. No other reason for us to take two laptops with us on trip, so I moved her library to a thumb drive, in the hope that she could update/sync her Nano on my MBP while traveling. I've moved iTunes libraries successfully many times before, more or less following the excellent tutorial by Gina Trapani on Lifehacker. Library was moved over without any problem. It can be accessed with no problem on the XP laptop.

    Things went sideways when I tried to access the library on my MBP, though. Held down option, chose the library on the thumb drive, and every last song/podcast/whatever was "exclamation-point-ed". Went through the whole "Would you like to locate this file?" dialog. Located a couple of songs successfully; but I can't do this by hand for 600 songs and some ungodly number of podcasts. Is there a script or something that I need to run?


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