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iTunes - cannot 'add' to my library?


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Today, iTunes (11.1.3) refuses to let me 'add' a recording which I just downloaded from Classics Online - placed into their subfolder (have accumulated nearly 20 over the years) in my 'Music' folder - bought another CD (all MP3 files) from them a few weeks ago and imported into iTunes then burned to a CD-R - nothing really has changed on my MBPro in that interval.

My routine is to add these DL MP3 recordings to the iTunes library, and then make a playlist which I burn to a CD-R - whether I use the file menu option or try to 'drag & drop' the new recordings are not added; tried to even add some already imported ones w/o success. I 'Force Closed' the program & rebooted the computer (and signed out & in to the store) - none of the maneuvers helped.

Now I was able to 'burn' the 2 folders (2 discs DL) just using Finder and the CD-R played fine on my stereo - so files are OK. Other than re-installing iTunes, any other suggestions from users of this oft finicky Apple program? Thanks - Dave
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How exactly are you adding them? Drag and drop into the window?

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How exactly are you adding them? Drag and drop into the window?
Hi Craig - just what I've been doing for a number of years (first on my Dell laptop & now on the MBPro) - the routine shown in the pic is to simply open 'File' then pick 'Add to Library' - the music folder opens which allows selection of the files/folders to place into the iTunes library - has worked fine in the past - now not behaving in the same way? On searching the web, this has been a complaint but w/o a good solution? Thanks for responding - Dave

P.S. tried 'drag & drop' several ways w/o success -
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Guess I cant be much help, I just tried it and it worked. Your files don't have some kind of DRM do they?

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Guess I cant be much help, I just tried it and it worked. Your files don't have some kind of DRM do they?
Thanks again - well, that method has worked fine for me up until the other day; no DRM concerns w/ Classics Online nor w/ Amazon (the 2 places that I usually obtain my MP3 music).

At this point since I now rarely buy or rip music, I'll just wait for the next iTunes update and/or will reinstall the program - but I can still burn CD-Rs w/o a problem, so not that much of a deal for me. Dave
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Thought that I would just add my experiences about this issue since my last post - the problem, i.e. importing my music into the iTunes library has still not been resolved, but these are some new observations:

1. In searching the web, there are many complaints of this problem happening to others (and in various versions of iTunes) - few positive solutions (if any) could be found.

2. Upgrading to Mavericks 10.9.1 did not help - will likely await the next iTunes update and if not corrective, then consider a re-install - fortunately the need for this to function is minor - I can still 'burn' my MP3 files to CD-Rs.

3. Also, I can make a 'Playlist' in iTunes and drag my MP3 folders there - the playlist can be burned to an optical disc; I can also transfer my music w/ this playlist to my iPod Touch.

So, I've found plenty of viable 'work arounds' - but wanted to update this thread in case others w/ a similar issue 'chimes in' here - Dave
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Can you import ANY music no matter what source? If not, have you checked permissions on the Music folder and folders in that? Specifically, ~/Music/ITunes/ITunes Media/Music

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Can you import ANY music no matter what source? If not, have you checked permissions on the Music folder and folders in that? Specifically, ~/Music/ITunes/ITunes Media/Music
Hi again Craig - thanks for your interest - as described in my other post, I was able to make a 'Playlist' and then drag those 2 folders into iTunes - now the music is in the Music Folder of the app - I'm assuming that it was placed there after I did the 'drag & drop' - the only way I can determine that is to order another MP3 recording online - I'll give it a try later.

Now, I just opened iTunes and ripped a CD - as usual, it was imported into the iTunes library - I just had to add the cover art (which has also been my routine in the past).

SO, let me work on this further (may have just had a 'brain F&*T') - thanks, Dave
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