Itunes 9 music tranfer, need help.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by braindmg, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. braindmg macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2009
    I got my music from my external on to my HDD iTunes music folder, but it doesn't show up in the library. If you have a solution, tell me. Thanks.
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    you should have let itunes add it to its directories straight from the drive. They're not appearing because itunes doesn't merely list the contents of its library folder, it creates a database so you can browse a lot faster. The database is non existent in your case because you just copied the files instead of "adding to your library" through the itunes menu.

    My advice at this point would be to go into itunes preferences, uncheck the setting that says make itunes automatically copy the files into its own directories or whatever (to avoid a whole nother duplication of the files) and add the directory you put the files in to your itunes library through itunes' menu.

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