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

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    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

    carfac

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    Feb 18, 2006
    #2
    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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