iTunes - Finding missing songs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by silverwings47, May 1, 2013.

  1. silverwings47 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    So I made a big mess of iTunes...
    Basically, a few days ago, I changed the iTunes Media folder to folder A, then reset it to move it back to the originally file. Everything should have been fine, except that today I synced my iPod, and found that iTunes couldn't locate around 300 songs. I found that half of the missing songs' "Where" still points to folder A, so I changed the Media Folder to folder A, and iTunes started moving all my songs to folder A, and halfway through, I pressed cancel. I than reset the media folder, and manually moved all the songs in folder A back to the original place, and got back around 100 songs. Afraid that I'll just make matters worse, I attempt to locate all the missing songs manually, but than I accidentally delete all the missing songs from iTunes... I checked that all the songs are still in their albums inside the Media folder, but they're not showing up and iTunes can't locate them, so is there anyway I could make all the deleted songs show back up in iTunes?

    Btw, I found, in my iTunes folder, "iTunes Library.itl", "iTunes Library.xml" and "iTunes Music Library.xml", would they be of any help?
  2. Technologx macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2014
    1st Close iTunes completely then delete all 3 of those files then reopen iTunes hopefully that should fix your issue. I know this is a old post but hopefully whoever reads this will be able to fix they're issue.

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