itunes not recognizing files on external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dlsmith2, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. dlsmith2 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    for some reason my itunes is not recognizing all the files i added into my library from my external hard drive, whenever i click on one of the files to play i get the exclamation point next to the file, then it asks me to browse for the file, then i can manually add it to my itunes, how do i fix this situation and get my music back??
  2. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    I am no expert... but this may be it. Sometimes, external drives "spin down"- that is, hibernate- when they have not been used for a while. You may need to "start" the drive up first, then open iTunes.

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