Help with iTunes Library

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MaxPower49, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    OK, I'm no iTunes rookie. I've had my library for 8+ years and have migrated it through several PCs, to a Macbook, and recently attempted to move it to a NAS drive (WD MyCloud) since I got a new Macbook with a small SSD. I have a large library (450+ GB including the mobile applications folder), and the move did not go well.

    I think I did it correctly (changed media folder location, consolidated library), but I had tons of broken links (iTunes didn't know where the files were, despite them being in the correct location in the media folder). I also occasionally try to play a song, and the song that plays does not match the song title. I have tried numerous things to fix it (recopying the files, findtracks script, deleting the plist file, etc) with very limited success. My iTunes media folder seems to be a weird hybrid of the old and new structures. I have my music in /iTunes Media/Music/ but when iTunes tries to organize the library it starts moving my music up a level to the /iTunes Media/ folder.

    Any help here would be greatly appreciated. I've put a lot of work into ratings and playlists, so I would prefer to keep them... but I'm so frustrated at this point I'm also open to rebuilding the library and losing them if I have to.

    I would have given up by now, but I have several iphones and ipads that sync with this library.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. sangeethrathna macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2014

    Great video about itunes library, exactly i'm also looking for the same question in some days before. really useful one :)

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