wheres the panic button? (itunes transfer lost songs)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by The Final Cut, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    ok so im kind of nervous. just transferred 85gb itunes library from external HDD to new imac. for a few hours everything is fine. then i randomly go to one of my favorite albums and several of the songs cannot be located, they are missing. i have deleted the library and am recopying from the hdd. is there a script that can detect whats on the song list library but not in the itunes media folder? i have no idea how this could happen if the transfer showed no errors.:(
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes is a great resource for managing your iTunes tags and files.

    List MIAs v1.2
     
  3. The Final Cut, Jun 9, 2011
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    The Final Cut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for that, 41 tracks missing. and they seem to be all out of the main music folder in the itunes folder (i have no idea why...) i am going to manually transfer them i guess. wonder why they were never in the main folder if itunes is set to do that automatically.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just delete them from iTunes, but keep the files. Then add them to iTunes again.
     

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