Locating missing files in iTunes

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  1. macstatic macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to easily locate which media files are missing in my iTunes library instead of trying to play/view them one by one?

    I've found an app called iTunes library check, but it doesn't appear to work with my setup (I'm using multiple libraries with Libra, and the mentioned app only looks for media files in the iTunes folder).
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    assuming you're on a Mac running 10.6.x, you could try if this script does what you want:


    Music Folder Files Not Added v2.0

    This application will list the file paths of the files in your designated "iTunes Media" folder which are not in iTunes' library. Additionally, you can select a different parent folder and its contents will be compared to the iTunes library. Options to Add a selection of found files to iTunes or move them to the Trash.

    if you're on a winsloth machine, iTunes Folder Watch should be useful.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    I read it as this instead:

    http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=listmias

    (Mac only of course).

    B
     
  4. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    or perhaps this:

    iTunes Track CPR v1.3

    This script attempts to locate the files of so-called "dead tracks"--iTunes tracks designated with (!)--that you assume are not actually missing but are still located in the iTunes Music folder in their "iTunes File Order" (Music -> Artist -> Album -> file.xxx)

    Mac only !
     
  5. macstatic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    care to share just which worked ?

    other users may benefit from your experience ...
     
  7. macstatic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I used the "List MIAs" script suggested above.
    (For some reason I didn't see the second reply when I posted. I'll have to try that one as well.)
     

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