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  1. #1

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    Default locating iTunes tracks on new external drive

    Dear all,

    I moved my iTunes library from one external drive to another, and now iTunes cannot locate the items in the old library.

    That is, the library was on my timecapsule, I moved it, then restored it back to the timecapsule, but the iTunes library is in a differently named folder on the TC.

    Now, iTunes does not know the location of an item stored in the old library. It asks me to locate it anew. That is no problem. But it is an item by item exercise, that might take me many hours to do.

    Surely, you think, I could rename the folder in the new TC setup to be the old name. If needs by I must. I just hoped that there was another solution. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

    Regards

    Rjch

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    What I would do is rename the folder back to the old one, create a new empty folder with the name you want, check iTunes can locate it correctly (the folder path to the music will need to be exactly the same), then go into iTunes>Preferences>Advanced and change the music folder location to the new one you created. Click OK, then in the Menu Bar go to File>Library>Consolidate Library and it will move everything into the new folder.

    Next time you move your iTunes music folder around, you need to change the iTunes Music folder location and consolidate library to move it.

    You might be able to just change the iTunes music folder location to the new folder, in fact try this first, but the method I outlined above will make sure all your music is in the right folder.

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    Thank you neoricen. That is simple and logical.

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