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Old Dec 28th, 2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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Half of my music collection....just gone!

I picked up an external HD, got it home plugged it in and everything was fine. I transfered my iTunes music collection to it, spent the day listening to it. Now half of my songs are gone. All the songs A through to F are there, but nothing else? I have some of them on my iPod, but not all. I guess I'llhave to go dig up the CD's again.
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I picked up an external HD, got it home plugged it in and everything was fine. I transfered my iTunes music collection to it, spent the day listening to it. Now half of my songs are gone. All the songs A through to F are there, but nothing else? I have some of them on my iPod, but not all. I guess I'llhave to go dig up the CD's again.
Check on the drive to see if they are there. If they are, my advice would be to just reimport the whole collection again. Drag and drop from a Finder window onto the iTunes Library should do it (after you've emptied it, of course). Make sure that if you remove everything from your library you tell iTunes to NOT send those files to the Trash.

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Old Dec 28th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #3
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Follow Trev's advice. I had the same thing happen when I transferred my collection to an external drive. Only about 1000 or so songs would successfully get imported at a time. So I just went through a handful of folders at a time importing them until everything was back in.
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Well what I did was drag the iTunes folder to my external drive, then moved the original files into the trash. I then redirected iTunes to my new external HD and everything worked fine. I day later I go to listen and half of them are gone (when viewing the files in Finder). The complete list was still in iTunes though.

I downloaded iPodRip and managed to recover most of the files from my iPod.
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For future reference:

When attempting to move your whole iTunes music folder.. you should go under the advanced menu. Select a new folder (on the new drive) as your music folder. Once this is done.. iTunes will update and ask you if you would like to copy the originals to the new folder to keep the iTunes music folder organized.

By far the easiest and safest solution, as iTunes does it all for you.

Once iTunes is all finished.. it should be safe to delete the originals off of your HD.
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