How do re-apply metadata if building a new library

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Jupeman, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Jupeman macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Help, my iTunes lost its connection to my media server yesterday and it seems to have totally corrupted the library. A huge majority of the songs can't be found ("!"), others now point to an old music directory (how does that happen), and a few still point to the correct directory. I have all my music files intact, but if I recreate the library by starting afresh, I will lose 6 years worth of ratings, play counts, and last played dates. I do not want to lose this information. I have the information (ratings, etc.,) in an library export (.txt, csv file).

    How can I add back the music and restore the metadata??

    I can't possibly restore each file by hand as I have >13,000 music files.

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