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    Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Recently moved the location of the songs in iTunes (all of our data really) from a USB connection to a network connection. Same exact device and folder locations, just the connection has changed.

    About everything else I use I simply repoint to the new location - yet I can't seem to get iTunes to do this.

    Is there a way I can update the folder location or something for my songs/playlists without losing data or creating duplication?



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Recently moved the location of the songs in iTunes (all of our data really) from a USB connection to a network connection. Same exact device and folder locations, just the connection has changed.

    About everything else I use I simply repoint to the new location - yet I can't seem to get iTunes to do this.

    Is there a way I can update the folder location or something for my songs/playlists without losing data or creating duplication?
    Um, can you delete the library and then re-add it?

    Ahhh crap...nevermind...you'll lose playlists I believe.



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Um, can you delete the library and then re-add it?

    Ahhh crap...nevermind...you'll lose playlists I believe.
    Never a good idea if you take pride in the way your itunes library looks. Ive spent countless hours adding album years, correct titles, album covers, and album names to randomly downloaded songs and if you delete and re-add all your music, all that work goes poof.



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    Never a good idea if you take pride in the way your itunes library looks. Ive spent countless hours adding album years, correct titles, album covers, and album names to randomly downloaded songs and if you delete and re-add all your music, all that work goes poof.
    I know...been there done that



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    Never a good idea if you take pride in the way your itunes library looks. Ive spent countless hours adding album years, correct titles, album covers, and album names to randomly downloaded songs and if you delete and re-add all your music, all that work goes poof.
    Any of that stuff isn't included in your library information. You're actually modifying the tags in the music file itself.


    22 I'm not sure about your problem, maybe iTunes doesn't play well with UNC paths?



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Any of that stuff isn't included in your library information. You're actually modifying the tags in the music file itself.


    22 I'm not sure about your problem, maybe iTunes doesn't play well with UNC paths?
    Then explain why Ive had to do this project twice from deleting and readding my music library?



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Get MediaMonkey



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Thought #1
    I'm assuming you've already mapped the network drive. If not that's a start.

    Thought #2
    Use a better music program (WMP, Winamp, ......) and use Sharepod to upload music to your ipod. I know, I know, I'm a mac hater



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Get MediaMonkey
    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Thought #2
    Use a better music program (WMP, Winamp, ......) and use Sharepod to upload music to your ipod. I know, I know, I'm a mac hater
    Yes, because he's looking for a new media player/manager to use

    Keep the peanut gallery comments to yourselves

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    Then explain why Ive had to do this project twice from deleting and reading my music library?
    Huh, I would say make sure iTunes is managing your library for you. I think that's what needs to be done. It updates metatags for me



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Huh, I would say make sure iTunes is managing your library for you. I think that's what needs to be done. It updates metatags for me
    Hmmm, Ill have to double check my settings, but Im relatively positive Ive got it set to do that already.



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Thanks for the feedback.

    - I use MediaMonkey some, but just as a player. Having an iPhone, using iTunes is just easier to sync all my data.
    - The music folders are not in the iTunes directory as most of the music was not obtained via iTunes.
    - It's basically an external hard drive (Drobo) that was connected via USB and now via network as I bought the DroboShare allowing network connectivity.
    - I stepped through ciclone's link, yet it doesn't seem to help me as I noted, my music is not located in the iTunes directory.

    I may either need to select each track individually and remap it or start over with the data. Neither option is all that attactive. :)



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    I don't have iTunes manage my libraries for me as I have them in folders I like - perhaps I need to succumb to this. Argh.

    Still does not get my current stuff remapped.



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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    I keep my tunes on one external and my videos on another external. This let's me take and go.


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    Re: Song/Playlist location in iTunes

    Use Itunes Library Updater.
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