Itunes losing library on external HD -

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by T in China, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. T in China macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Machine - 15 inch MBPro 2007 running 3gb of ram
    Ran 170 GB Itunes library from a LaCie rugged HD (250GB) for a long time but recent purchase of a Apple TV meant upgrade of disk to WD Passport 500 GB.
    All files copied across and working fine. Until the last 24 hours .. All songs podcasts etc show the little exclamation mark next to them ... and "cannot be found" except manually.
    I have - verified and repaired the Passport - all ok
    Reset and redirected the itunes library in preferences ..
    i am now on the painful step of deleting all tunes .. keeping files and readding them to the library ... which takes about 2 hours ... :mad:

    any advice/insight as to why this happens and workarounds for the future gratefully accepted.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    It's not "Itunes losing library"

    It's more like: new HD losing library or user didn't transfer library correctly.
  3. T in China thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Thanks ..... for not helping at all ..
    library has been good for 2 weeks .. until now ..
    Does anyone have any constructive advice that doesnt involve killing the database and all my playlists ??

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