iTunes changed the default media folder, entire library is empty... WTF

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zero2krazy, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. zero2krazy macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    So for some effin reason last night iTunes decided to change the default media folder location so my entire library collection (music, movies, tv shows, etc) is completely empty. Fortunately I still have all the files on the external hard drive for my PC but I have had zero luck so far getting iTunes to restore my collection.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated because this is equal parts infuriating and terrifying.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Dragging the folder into iTunes doesn't work?
  3. zero2krazy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    I tried that but it didn't transfer over the ratings, plays, etc. Nor did it bring over the fixes I had made to songs with incorrect album names, numbers in the track names, spelling, track numbers, etc.

    Is this my only option? Do I really have to go back and edit all these songs all over again? Create all my playlists again?


    Would I be better off getting my MacBook out and transferring all the files back to my collection via wireless?
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    It sounds to me like iTunes could not find your library and created a new one.

    Look carefully in the old location and see if there is an itunes library there.

    This may be as simple as opening the old library file.

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