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Can I force iTunes to re-survey my songs?


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Hi all,

I know how to do this in Windows but am new to iTunes. The move from Windows XP has caused me to turf out a lot of stuff I'm fed up with.

Of course, I just removed them from where they were stored but didn't do it via iTunes.

iTunes now shows question marks when it comes across a track that's gone.

How do I make iTunes re-inventory the music on the hard drive?

Any help gratefully received.

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Do a Google search for a site called "Doug's Apple Scripts". There are scripts that will do this for you.


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you need to move those tracks back in to itunes if you want them back

Otherwise, if you do not want them, as baggss says, dougs scripts can come to the rescue.

I think on there there is a script called "super remove dead tracks" or something similar - that will clear your library of tracks that no longer have live links to mp3 files
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You need to find the itunes data file that has the listing of all your songs. Simply delete this file, then go to itunes FILES and use the add to listings function and point it at the folder that has your music. It will then re add the music to itunes itself. Or, if you only have a few you could just delete them from the itunes listings.

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Thanks for the help. I downloaded the Super Remover etc thingy! Never used an Apple Script in my life (I've have a vast experience of two months).

Good isn't it?

Thanks for taking the trouble to help me, I appreciate it. This is a nice forum and nicely run too.

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