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how to relinks songs in iTunes?

Asked by ckinyc (1158points) November 1st, 2007 from iPhone

my old Mac died and after I copies my iTunes collections from multiple drives to my new Mac. More than half of the songs are not longer linked to the library. In stead of relocating them one by one in iTunes. Is there an easier way to fix this?

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hearkat's avatar

Within iTunes under the File Menu is the “Add to Library” command, which allows you to select entire files. So if all your songs are in your Music file highlight it and click the “Choose” button.

ckinyc's avatar

Wouldn’t that just add another copy of the songs to the library? Besides, the new copy of the songs are not going to be link to my playlists. I want to relinks the songs to my library so they are managed by my playlists.

hearkat's avatar

Ha!! Hey, Calvin! I didn’t realize this was you! This is Kat from iRovr.

If you lost your music, didn’t you lose the playlists, too? If you put all the songs in your Music folder and copy it, it will add only the songs that aren’t already in your Library. You can always confirm by having iTunes look for duplicates. To the best of my knowledge, you will have to set up your playlists manually.

sndfreQ's avatar

not sure if there is a specific fix but try this:

Doug has over 400 installable Applescripts that handle all kinds of useful tasks for iTunes (esp. removing dupes).

Hope this helps.

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