iTunes new PC, old external lib, won't point to root folder

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  1. ambientdaw, Mar 21, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018

    ambientdaw macrumors regular

    ambientdaw

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    My brother bought a new PC laptop, and his iTunes is on an external hard drive. In my experience, I would just point to the root folder (on a new Mac) and it would open the library correctly. But now iTunes will only open if we point to the iTunes Library.itl which unfortunately is an old file and we cannot find the newest library. Note that this is working correctly on his old PC.

    Shouldn't we be able to point to the root folder? For some reason it will not open this way when using "Choose Library." Or any ideas on how to find the correct Library file? Note that his iTunes app hadn't been updated in 5 years, I don't know if that is effecting the transition. He does have "Keep iTunes media organized" checked.

    thanks for any help!
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Maybe the old version of Tunes is to blame on new PC?

    When you use a newer version of iTunes, your library file is updated anyway, and the old one moves to the "Previous library folder"

    You should be able to just point to root folder

    Both folders, the new library and the old one are all under /Music/iTunes Media in hone folder.
     
  3. ambientdaw thread starter macrumors regular

    ambientdaw

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    Trying to "choose" the root folder does not work. Why would that be?
     

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