Worked perfectly! Posted on May 26, 2012 2:52 PM Reply I have this question too Q: "song could not be used because the original file could not be found" Hide Question All replies If you don't, just delete the files from their original locations.If Your iTunes Library Is on an External Hard DriveIf run your entire iTunes library from an external hard drive, the link Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... weblink
It worked! Did not work for me. Have I somehow placed the files in the wrong place on the new PC and not where iTunes expects the files to be. In that pop up, click Locate Browse your computer's hard drive until you locate the missing songDouble click the song (or click the Open button)Another pop up offers to try to
I clicked Yes and this seems to work. Hi - I'm having the same problem. Why should I have to suddenly go on a search mission for music that I have paid for? You can pull iTunes purchases back from your iPad, or download them again from the iTunes Store (regional caveats apply).
I'll give this a try, I've been having the same nightmare. This is at least 2 days worth of work so if anyone has insight into my problem, please let me know! 14 September 2012 at 19:39 Anonymous said... That's when you get the error.The most common causes of this error are when you move a file from its original location, move it outside of the iTunes Music folder, delete Itunes Original File Could Not Be Found Windows Fixing the error If you know where the music files went, such as you moved it to a new folder or renamed the original files to something new while better organizing
keith66, Sep 18, 2015 #1 Sponsor lochlomonder Joined: Jul 24, 2015 Messages: 1,034 Usually the files are located in C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\ lochlomonder, Sep 18, 2015 #2 keith66 likes this. Itunes Could Not Be Used Because The Original File Could Not Be Found Would You Like To Locate It Fixes Ensure iTunes' directory structure is properly set up In the iTunes folder there should be several folders and files: Folder: "iTunes Music" Folder: "Album Artwork" Folder: "Previous iTunes Libraries" File: I could/should do a feature request for that.tt2 May 31, 2012 11:13 AM Helpful (1) Reply options Link to this post by ericfromseaford, ericfromseaford May 31, 2012 12:18 PM in response Itunes had moved by usual music folder from my external hard drive H: to its default of C: 1 March 2011 at 22:17 Anonymous said...
[email protected] from Late-Breakers Share your voice 0 comments Join the conversation Tags Computers Related Stories Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Origin PC gaming laptops and desktops Raspberry Pi helps Itunes Can't Locate Songs I must be misunderstanding this procedure.but thanks anyway. 27 January 2011 at 15:30 reg ward said... This technique doesn't actually move the location of the music file. what if i have music stored in D drive, AND and external hard drive(I)...im assuming if i change the location to one, it will leave out the other? 3 November 2013
problem. Perhaps you and others feel it's inevitable that data just disappear or become mysteriously unavailable for no particular reason and are okay with blaming Murphy, God or Satan. Itunes Original File Could Not Be Found Would You Like To Locate It Please enter a valid email address. Exclamation Mark Next To Song In Itunes This helped so much!
Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. have a peek at these guys May 31, 2012 12:53 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by turingtest2, turingtest2 May 31, 2012 1:14 PM in response to ericfromseaford Level 10 (90,860 points) Apple TV Here's How to Fix a SPOD List Back Up iTunes on Your Mac With This Easy Process Article Forgot Your Password? Part of the reason it is difficult is because the system was designed to stop people casually slurping up music from all of their friends. Findtracks
If it were me I'd make a separate library to recover the files into, "connect" my original library to the recovered tracks using my FindTracks tool, then consolidate the library. dude i hate you i did that delete thing n it deleted all my songs i downloadeed 100 hours down the drain thanks no help at all wtf so pissed ! Apple have a related article on their support site which advises similar, but is more a touch more cautious and involves the import command.Other solutions I have seen involve hunting down check over here Not ideal.
Apr 4, 2013 7:11 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by hinder90, hinder90 May 14, 2013 11:03 AM in response to turingtest2 Level 1 (55 points) iTunes May How To Locate Songs On Itunes All At Once I dragged all my music files from an external hard-drive...if i go song-by-song it will locate them, but your suggested method didn't work for me. How to solve that?
Problem sorted keith66, Sep 20, 2015 #7 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Watch QueueQueueWatch QueueQueue Remove allDisconnect The next video is startingstop Loading... However, 25,000+ tracks is a serious time suck.I will detail an easy solution to this problem in a moment, but before I do that I will detail exactly what happened.It seems Itunes Was Not Able To Locate Any Of Missing Files It updates where iTunes expects to find it. How to Fix This Error With Many SongsIf you've got the exclamation mark next to a large number of songs, finding each one individually
Article How to Restore Your Mac's Firmware to a Known Good State Article Is DNS Prefetching Slowing Down Your Safari Browser? Sorry, please ignore my previous post I was using the wrong music file, worked fine - Thanks saved me a lot of time. 4 May 2009 at 20:47 Rob said... It is also possible that iTunes has changed from expecting the files to be in the pre-iTunes 9 layout to post-iTunes 9 layout,or vice-versa, and so is looking in slightly the this content keith66 Thread Starter Joined: Aug 19, 2008 Messages: 112 Thank you Guys for your advice.
This can be resolved by having iTunes copy all files to the iTunes library and keep them organized there. Aug 10, 2012 9:02 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by cogger2009, cogger2009 Apr 4, 2013 7:11 AM in response to Hoovs42 Level 1 (0 points) Apr 4, This problem can occur for a variety of reasons, including corrupt iTunes libraries and relocated song files. Advertisement Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.
It's not like I buy a whole lot of music either, so this really pi**es me off royally!Thanks! Sign in to make your opinion count. Click here to join today! Instead, it's more like a big directory of music that knows where every music file is stored on your hard drive.
It's unfortunate, however, that no matter how high a wall vendors erect to keep out the thieves, 2% will figure out how to scale it anyway, and the rest of us Migrating to a new computer from old---same symptoms. Wait-What? Jared Beach 205,823 views 3:49 How to Relocate Files in iTunes : iTunes Basics - Duration: 2:03.
I left it in exactly the same place when I last accessed it. In fact, this marks the first time I've needed to recover data from a back-up drive in more than 25 years of computer ownership and use.We users should be demanding more Search Connect with iDownloadBlog Facebook Become a fan RSS Get the latest news YouTube Watch Us Twitter Stay up to date Newsletter News delivered to you Google+ Add us to your Neither should one have to jump through a confounding series of hoops to recover data; most of us are not computer cognoscenti but mere users.