Hard drive issues with iTunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by usualanomaly, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. usualanomaly macrumors newbie

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    My old hard drive recently crashed. I had all my music stored on it. I purchased a new 1TB Western Digital drive and transferred all my files to the new drive (luckily I had backed my collection up a few weeks before). I added all the files to iTunes and then replaced the new library file with an old one that I saved when I backed everything up. My new drive had a different name than the old drive, but iTunes seemed to take care of that issue. However, yesterday I started getting messages that the original file could not be found. The issue goes away when I give my new drive the same name as the old one. It seems like the file path won't update for some reason. I'm not having any issues with stuff I added since acquiring the new drive. It seems to dynamically update (e.g. I can name my drive whatever I want and it finds the file). I'm wondering if it's a permissions issue, if it has something to do with the old library file, or maybe it's just a bug in Leopard. I would just add everything and start fresh with a new library file but I have over 25,000 songs, many of which are tagged improperly and I didn't feel like spending hours retagging them.

    I know the simple solution would be to give the drive its old name and I have no problem doing that. I'm just wondering what's going on.

    I'm running OS X 10.5.1 on an iMac 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Thanks
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    have you looked in itunes preferences in advanced? under itunes music folder location make sure it is set to your new drive.
     
  3. usualanomaly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that solved it. i completely overlooked that. thanks!
     

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