this is going to suck!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kronie, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Kronie macrumors 6502a

    Kronie

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    Man, I just realized that I am missing about 40 Gigs of random tracks of music from my music folder. A track here, a track there. AND both my backup drives are the same. Somehow when I migrated from the Windows world to the Mac world about a month ago, the import skipped certain tracks. It moved the folders, but left out random tracks.

    Now I need to compare an old windows drive that has "my music" to my mac's music folders. One folder at a time and import the missing tracks.

    It wouldn't be so bad except I have like 1,100 albums. This is going to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Why? Just have iTunes import all of it and find the duplicates. Delete them.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Agreed. One other method (since you have backups) is to delete your iTunes library and re-import everything. That way, you won't have duplicates to deal with.
     
  4. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the back-ups are missing all of the random files too... so re-importing won't help...

    That's gonna suck. Can you copy just your music folder from the windows pc to an external drive - then - run properties to count the files in the 2 folders to verify all was copied ok? and THEN import them into OSX?
     
  5. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    Sucks man. Good luck. At one point I had a ton of duplicates on my iTunes. Took a few hours to clean it up.
     
  6. Kronie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Kronie

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    I guess I could do that and then move the folders out of the itunes folder, back into the my music folder. I keep the itunes folder empty as I'm not a fan of how OS X likes to make extra copies of everything.

    ....Except itunes wont move the folders image files, just the music files and so I wont have an image of the album cover. I will still need to go back and move those. Also my music is a hodgepodge of MP3, flac, WAV, AAC....will Itunes just move the files without converting anything?
     

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