iTunes can't relink my music library since SL undate

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  1. alexm13 macrumors member

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    #1
    hey everyone,

    so I upgraded to snow leopard a few weeks ago and everything seems to be working pretty well expect itunes. When I opened itunes ever since, I upgraded, there is nothing in the library. I tired point itunes to my music folder in the prefs and I've tried option click opening itunes, and I say "choose library" and it still opens itunes with nothing in it.

    I know I could just re-import all my music from my music folder, but I don't want to loose all the play counts and ratings, ect.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks

    ~ Alex
     
  2. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if that works: quit iTunes, go to Finder, go to the Music folder in your home directory, double-click on the iTunes library file there.

    If that doesn't work, tell us what files in your Music folder are.
     
  3. alexm13 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3

    i've tried that. here's a snap shot of the music folder:



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    thanks
     
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Two things are strange: The temp files, I've never seen that before; and the fact that there's a music and a media folder. iTunes will probably just read one of those.

    Suggestion:

    1. Quit iTunes.

    2. Trash the iTunes library file (the one highlighted in your screenshot); if you want, save it to an external first, if you don't have Time Machine.

    3. Open iTunes.

    This could force iTunes to re-build the library based on one of the xml-files (in your screenshot). No garantee that it works though.
     
  5. alexm13 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your help, I was able to restore it from one of the old library files!
     
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