I screwed up itunes new imac 27" i7

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tonykriegmaui, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. tonykriegmaui macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    Maui Hawaii
    Ok this is a mess and I should've become more familiar with how itunes works. Anyway, I have a number of itunes databases that reference songs from different hard drives (some drives are now gone). I have a new 27" 512 ssd Imac with the itunes stuff on and external hard drive (maybe there is also a itunes db on the ssd) Anyway, can I just delete all of the itunes libraries (databases) and put all of my music together in one file on the ext hard drive, reboot my computer ... start itunes ... will this create a new library and if so how do I link the songs to the data base.

    Or what do you recommend?
  2. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2015
    Close iTunes and then hold down the Option key while starting iTunes.
    It will give you the option to create a brand new library.

    Select this and create a new library selecting the source of your music.
    I believe if you select the "keep organized" option it will create a copy of each song in your new library.

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