Moving iTunes Library relinking

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hsilver, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. hsilver macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    New York
    I had to move my itunes library off my start-up drive because of space limits. I also deleted all music files duplicating the ones in the itunes folder. Now each time I try to play a song, a dialog comes up saying it cannot be found, would I like to find it.

    So I do so by going to the new itunes library -song by song -over a thousand.

    does anyone know if there is a more macro way to relink all the songs in the library to their files in itunes?

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If you don't mind losing all the statistics iTunes generates as well as your ratings, the easiest method is to re-import everything from the new iTunes library. You'll need to tell iTunes not to copy files from the new library to your user folder on your startup disk, otherwise you'll have the same problem all over again. I don't know of any other methods - perhaps an AppleScript might work?
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    check iTunes preferences. under advanced, i believe, there is a way for you to specify the default iTunes folder.

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