MBP iTunes playlist question

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  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Hi guys.

    I was in iTunes library in my MBP and I accidentally hit the sort by "Time" on top of the playlist.

    Now all my orders are messed up.

    Is there a way to fix this back to the way I wanted?
    I do have backup on my iPhone and iPod.

    Thanks.
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    click at the top of the number column in the top left of the table, when in list view?
     
  3. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    I tried hitting all the lists on top from the numbers, name, check sign all the way to play counts and no...

    All my music order is still messed up :(
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    I can't see how clicking the number at the top of the left doesn't fix it? That puts mine all back in order.

    There isn't something else that you did that might have reordered the tracks?
     
  5. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    It may help to tell us how your tracks were ordered in the first place.
     
  6. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just ordered them on my own like the way I wanted.
    Nothing was selected on the top.

    After I clicked the check mark, time duration, etc, I cant seem to move my music in my playlist.

    This is the bar Im talking about.
     

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  7. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    You see where there is a check box to the left? And there is like an open space next to it? Click that square space and a direction arrow will appear. Now you should be able to move your songs around in Playlist. idk why but

    When Apple changed to the mono chrome color, its hard to tell what is what in iTunes. :(
     
  8. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I clicked both up and down but I cant move my music...
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you can sort them anyway you want, im not sure what the confusion is
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Also if you're in the playlist you can just drag the tracks around to put them back in the order you want.
     
  11. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Which way does the arrow should go up?
    Because up or down my music cant be moved.
    When I try to drag them, they just move back to the original position.
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    depends what heading you click if you want it sorted by artist then arrow down is A to Z arrow up is Z-A, you can sort by album name, genre, time, any heading you click it will sort by that category
     
  13. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    If you had your own custom ordering that isn't a sorting of some field, I'm afraid there's no way that I know of to restore it.
     
  14. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Until yesterday, I was able to sort on my own.
    I was able to drag the music in my own ordering.
    But after I hit that button by accident, I cant do it...
     
  15. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nvm guys!

    Called Apple and fixed!
    Thanks for your help!
     
  16. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    It's a two step process.

    Select a Playlist
    1. Click on the √ (check mark) next to Name. Do this once.

    2. Next Click the empty box to the left of the √ (check). This will display a triangle. When you see it, you are able to move your songs in your playlist.

    For some reason Apple changed the look. Before it was labeled. Now it's hidden.

    Click this image link and notice the corner.... Triangle - Check mark - Name

    http://equivocality.com/images/2011/01/the-ultimate-smart-itunes-playlist/station.png
     

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