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Manks

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Guys

Trying to move my tunes from one PC to another. All is well so long as I leave the memory stick plugged in, but if I remove it and try to create playlists from my "music" file, half the time iTunes says it cannot find the track.

Any suggestions please?

SlidingSideways

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Apple offer a pretty comprehensive guide on all of the ways that this can be done properly....
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

Manks

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SlidingSideways said:
Apple offer a pretty comprehensive guide on all of the ways that this can be done properly....
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527
Yes I read that and still having problems.

Apple says I am trying to transfeer files in an enhanced format. But it is the format I have been using for some time and the iPod that it says cannot play the tunes has been playing them for six months or so!

TheHeretic

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Any chance you could explain a bit more? Is your music on a memory stick? Where is it on the computer if not on the memory stick? Do you have your iTunes library on the computer?

Manks

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TheHeretic said:
Any chance you could explain a bit more? Is your music on a memory stick? Where is it on the computer if not on the memory stick? Do you have your iTunes library on the computer?
Yes, on a memory stick.

Some progress, I have managed to go back and make sure that the stick was updating the music folder and then I consolidated my library. This created a number of duplicate files, which I manually deleted.

This did at least allow me to copy songs to an iPod.

Then iTunes said there wasn't enough memory to save the library and crashed! Now it won't relaunch.

I don't think I am overly stupid, but iTunes has always caused me grief. The main reason I have never bought Apple phones (I am sure Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave at that news).
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TheHeretic

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Well, have you imported the music to iTunes? If so, is it copying the music anywhere, or is it just reading it from the memory stick?

Manks

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TheHeretic said:
Well, have you imported the music to iTunes? If so, is it copying the music anywhere, or is it just reading it from the memory stick?
It seems to have imported some music to C:\Users\Manks\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media but not all. I am missing a lot of tunes at the moment.

TheHeretic

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Manks said:
It seems to have imported some music to C:\Users\Manks\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media but not all. I am missing a lot of tunes at the moment.
What did you tell it to import, and what format is the music in? Come on chap, information! hehe

Manks

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TheHeretic said:
What did you tell it to import, and what format is the music in? Come on chap, information! hehe
In the first place nothing. I just highlighted my tunes, copied them to a stick and put the stick in the new machine with the latest iTunes on it.

I then selected import folder, identified the stick drive and asked it to import. Though no files were visible in the pane, it did imoport some files.

When I was having difficulty with creating playlists and copying to an iPod I went back to Edt-Prefs-Advanced and selected "copy to iTunes Media folder when adding to library".

I then went File-Library-Consolidate files.

As I type, 57 out of 78 files from my chosen playlist will transfer to my iPod. The others have an exclamation mark against them and it says that the original file cannot be found.

I am going back now to my old PC, making sure that all files were added the media folder and consolidated and try to transfer them again.

TheHeretic

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OK... Go to old PC. Copy the iTunes folder onto an external drive. Go to new PC. Close iTunes on new PC. Delete the itunes folder from the computer, and replace with the one copied onto the external. Open itunes. All your music, playlists, podcasts, and all the other jazz should populate itunes.

Job jobbed.

Manks

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TheHeretic said:
OK... Go to old PC. Copy the iTunes folder onto an external drive. Go to new PC. Close iTunes on new PC. Delete the itunes folder from the computer, and replace with the one copied onto the external. Open itunes.

Job jobbed.
Which sounds easy, right? I have just gone to do that and in the process of making sure the iTunes folder was fully opdated it is saying that there is not enough space on C drive!!!!!!!!

Yes, I was running out of space hence the new machine. But I am surprised it's being so demanding of capacity. Have now to see if I can free up some space.

Back shortly.

This beats working and earning money though...

Edited for speeling.

Edited by Manks on Tuesday 9th October 12:26

Manks

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Thanks for the help, but I give up. I have been battling with a full hard disk and iTunes shonky software for far too long. I have managed to save most of my favourite music and can re-download what I am missing.

Thanks for the assistance, it helped me retrieve more than I would have without it.

TheHeretic

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Well, I've no idea what the updating iTunes thing particularly need to be done on the old computer. As I said, copy old iTunes folder, and replace the one on the new one. That should be it. Seems daft giving up when it is simply a case of copy, past.

OscarIndia

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TheHeretic said:
OK... Go to old PC. Copy the iTunes folder onto an external drive. Go to new PC. Close iTunes on new PC. Delete the itunes folder from the computer, and replace with the one copied onto the external. Open itunes. All your music, playlists, podcasts, and all the other jazz should populate itunes.

Job jobbed.
This^^^^ Except ensure both itunes are updated to the latest version(or both are running the same version).
5 minute job, couldn't be easier!

Manks

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TheHeretic said:
Well, I've no idea what the updating iTunes thing particularly need to be done on the old computer. As I said, copy old iTunes folder, and replace the one on the new one. That should be it. Seems daft giving up when it is simply a case of copy, past.
Not that easy chaps. The iTunes folder was missing some tracks and for whatever reason would not update.
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