iTunes Library disappeared after changing file name!

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  1. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    A few days ago I tried changing the name of the middle file in the top row (Currently "iTunes Lib", which is what I think it was originally). I opened iTunes last night and found that none of my music was there. Obviously iTunes is looking for THAT folder, but the name is different.

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    What can I do to set this right? If I knew the original name of the file, I would try that. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. captivator macrumors member

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    The original file is labeled "iTunes Library."
     
  3. m1stake thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried, but it said that there is already a file with that name in the folder (Which there is, haha). I have it all on a hard disk at school, so this isn't a permanent problem.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Drag the file named iTunes Library out of the folder then rename iTunes Lib to iTunes Library. When iTunes opened without the iTunes Library file it created a new blank iTunes Library file.
     
  5. m1stake thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks so much, that makes sense. Unfortunately I'm not in front of the thing right now, but I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

    I guess I may as well ask in this thread, how do I name my library for wireless sharing? That is originally what I was trying to do, but I didn't feel like looking it up. Live and learn. :eek:
     
  6. captivator macrumors member

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    Oops, I didn't see that. :eek:

    velocityg4's suggestion sounds correct.
     
  7. plinden macrumors 68040

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    iTunes Preferences -> General -> Library Name field
     
  8. m1stake thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I just wanted to confirm that all of the advice in this thread is accurate for future searchers. Thanks again!
     

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