Applications :: ITunes Library Damaged - How To Reload

Jan 14, 2010

I was listening to music and suddenly my MBP froze, and the song I was listening to got stuck. I was forced to do a reboot. When I turned the computer back on, and opened iTunes, I got a warning message that the "Library was damaged" and that it was rebuilding it from somewhere. It reinstated all my playlists and music fine but all my extensive podcasts, audiobook and iTunes University information is gone! Is there any way to get it back? It took ages to assemble. I have both time machine backups and a series of 'previous iTunes libraries' available in my music folder but I don't really know what they do or how to enable an older library to see if it works.

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Applications :: ITunes Crashed And Library Damaged

Feb 25, 2009

I recently opened up iTunes to update some of my podcasts. Since my MacBook can keep a charge for about 1 minute (I'm not kidding), it shut down while new podcasts were downloading since I forgot to plug in the charger. No big deal, I think. This has happened to be before. Except when I try to open up iTunes after turning the computer on again, I'm told that something happened to my library, and some file was renamed itunes library(damaged).itl.

Huge problem: there is absolutely no damaged itunes library anywhere on my computer. I'm missing about 2k songs, all of my audiobooks, and all of my podcast subscriptions. Where in the hell could the damaged library have gone? I've read that simply renaming that one and reimporting it brings everything back to normal, but I have no damaged file to do this with. Where does it typically go when something like this happens?

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Applications :: ITunes Library - XML Files Damaged

May 15, 2009

I'm using OS X 10.4.11 and iTunes 8.1.1. I'm not very computer literate. When I started iTunes today, I went straight to copy some files into it from another folder. I got an error message about the .xml file and then told files were damaged (I think). I think iTunes started rebuilding the folders but I stopped it and ended up with only 30-something gb of tunes instead of almost 100 gb. All my music is still there in the iTunes/Music folder (I also have 30 back-up DVDs of the library), but I really, really want to be able to keep the Date Added information as this is how I view the music, as well as all the artwork I've manually added. The iTunes Library (Damaged) file is there, as are several Previous iTunes Libraries file.

After a web search, I did the following:
i. Quit iTunes and copied the most recent "Previous iTunes Library" file to the desktop.
ii. I trashed the iTunes Library.xml and iTunes Library (with the logo) files at the top of the folder structure.
iii. I then dragged the copied Previous iTunes Library file into the iTunes/iTunes Music folder and launched iTunes. Should it be dragged into the top-level iTunes folder or where?

It opens, but with absolutely nothing in it. I've tried dragging the Previous iTunes Library file everywhere I can think of (trashing the existing .xml and Library file each time), but still no joy. This latest Previous iTunes Library file is only a couple of months old and I'd much, much rather re-do the last two months music than lose the Date Added and all Playlists etc.

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Applications :: ITunes Library Damaged - Need To Add Music Again

Jan 14, 2010

Every time I open itunes, it says that my itunes library is damaged and it requires me to add all of my music again.

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ITunes :: Damaged Library - Lost A Lot Of Files?

May 5, 2012

A few days ago, I opened iTunes and a notification appeared saying my Library was "damaged," and then proceeded to reopen with about 500 songs missing. I went through my iPod to find a few of the songs that were on it that were erased from my Library (I haven't synced my iPod since it happened for fear of losing the songs for good), intending to simply re-import them into my Library - but the files were nowhere to be found. I opened Finder and searched for quite a while, but I couldn't find a trace.  I've tried opening iTunes while holding down the Option key and choosing a Previous Library, but the most recent of the Previous Library .itl files is the same one - the one missing 500 songs.  

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OS X :: Music Files Disappeared - ITunes Library (damaged)

May 29, 2009

I was adding some music to iTunes downloaded through acquisition x, and my external HD (Seagate 320 GB) all of a sudden has no music files anywhere on it. The available space is still the same as when i had 40 gigs of music on it, and iTunes says on opening: "The file "iTunes Library" does not appear to be a valid iTunes Library file. iTunes has created a new iTunes Library and renamed this file to "iTunes Library (Damaged)."
I can't find any .xml or .itl or a (damaged) library file ANYWHERE. THEN the next dialog display says the iTunes application could not be opened, the required file is in use.

So used an applescript to unhide invisible files and folders, and the .Trash is empty, Finder's trash is empty, searched all OVER for any trace of the .mp3 files in my library, but they have disappeared. I also can't unmount or eject, verify or repair my External because it is "in use." The only process running i can see is finder, though I'm not sure.

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Applications :: Bigger 2nd HDD / Will I Have To Reload Itunes?

May 15, 2009

I have a MacPro that i use to rip all the dvds I own. I then stream these movies to my Apple TV in the living room. So I have 2 hard drives in 2 out of the 4 HDD bays in the Mac Pro. Drive 1 is my OSX drive with Apps. Drive 2 is a 1TB drive that just stores all the movies. In itunes all the movies are pointed to that 2nd HDD.

I saw a great deal on a 2TB HDD and wanted to use that instead. So I wanted to put that 2TB drive in Bay 3 and copy all the movies from 1TB HDD in Bay 2 to 2TB HDD in Bay 3. Then I will swap the 1TB drive with the 2TB drive and only use that 2TB drive for movies. So now I should have a OSX boot HDD along with a 2TB HDD with movies, and a spare 1TB HDD (used for Time machine later)

The question I want to know is, when I put the 2TB drive in with the exact same movies into Bay 2 will itunes still recognize it? Or will I need point every movie again to the new harddrive?

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Applications :: Damaged ITunes Files - Starting Over

Oct 9, 2009

So the last couple of days iTunes has been hell for me. Couple of days ago, when I opened iTunes like any other time, I was presented with an error message saying my itunes library was damaged. Anyway, long story short, I've started over and created a new one and imported all my songs, podcasts, videos etc in. That all worked well, but I was still missing my precious play counts and ratings, though I was able to import my playlists. So what I did was import one of the itunes database files from the "previous itunes libraries" option. What happened then was that it removed all the files that I purchased after the date in which the database file was created. Annoying as I can't remember every song I've purchased.

The 2 main problems at the moment is that the files I purchased are already in my iTunes media folder, I found that out by just searching some songs I remember, but the matter of remembering each one is impossible. I contemplated the idea of "Add to library" but I think all that does is import everything again into the library rather than find any ones that aren't already in it. Is there anyway to get iTunes to automatically find the files that aren't already my library and just add those? Second problem is I have is the dreaded '!' next to many of my songs, again I am sure that I have these files in my media folder (I've checked), iTunes has just (for some reason) not found those files. Again, is there a way for iTunes to automatically find those files? As opposed to me finding and clicking on everyone of those '!'s and locating the files manually?

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Applications :: ITunes Library Transfer From Friends ITunes Library

Sep 22, 2009

am new to this and have a new iPhone I was wonder if I can get a simple question answer i tried Google and there seems to be a bunch of ways to do what I?m looking for.So I want to take my friends iTunes library (5300+ songs) and transfer them to my library ( 2000+ songs ) and then once that is done I want to be able to put them on my iPhone / ipod 32g ( 32g 3gs black can anyone tell me how and keep in mind I want to kiss (keep it simple st#$id )

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ITunes :: Delete It So Reload A New Database?

Mar 30, 2012

I have changed usb drives, but i tunes will not let me change the database. I have tried to delete the program from my computer and reloaded it but Itunes still finds the old database not the new one, their has to be a file some where that i can't find that keeps the old info. 

mac mini 1.6, Mac OS X (10.6)

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Applications :: Can't Reinstall ITunes "damaged Or Incomplete"

Mar 15, 2006

I was upgrading from iLife 05 to 06 today, so I went and deleted all the 05 apps. but iTunes wouldn't delete because it said "ituneshelper" is in use. So I went to the ActivityMonitor and quit the process and then i was able to delete it. So then I installed iLife 06 and everythitng worked fine except for when i tried to open itunes, i got a message saying "Cannot be opened. iTunes is damaged or incomplete". So i tried totally deleting it again and then downloaded it off of [URL]. As I was going through the installation process, I got a message saying, "There is nothing to be installed." (as if iTunes was already on the computer or something, but it wasn't)

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Applications :: ITunes Library On NAS - Where Does Library.xml Go?

Oct 19, 2009

Hopefully someone will have the answer as I have searched high and low on this one. I have moved ALL my iTunes content (music, videos etc) to the Shared Music folder on my new WD MyBook World Edition 2 (just in case that's relevant info) and everytime my Mac attempts to load iTunes I have to repeatedly direct it to the library.xml file in the Shared Music folder.Surely there's a proper solution for this? Anyone else out there had this experience and has figured it out.I've noticed that it does this only the first time I open iTunes up, any subsequent bootup within a session is fine, but any restart of my Macbook Pro and I have to repeat this.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Error - "Your Photo Library Is Damaged Or Unreadable And Cannot Be Opened"

Jun 24, 2012

Ever since the  most recent software update from iPhoto I receive this error message when I try to open iPhoto, "Your photo library is damaged or unreadable and cannot be opened. Please restore from a backup."

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iPhoto 9.3

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Applications :: ITunes 10 Back To ITunes 9 - How To Recover Lost Library?

Oct 19, 2010

I loved the Genius Recommendation Panel on iTunes 9 and found lots of new songs and artists when using itI cannot believe Apple removed it from iTunes 10 and replaced it with a social networking site with the awful title "Ping"
So I replaced iTunes 9 last night, only to find that it wouldn't accept my iTunes library. I managed to reload the songs, but I have lost all my playlists, star ratings, play counts, etc. Its all gone.

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Software :: ITunes Library Filled Entire Imac - How To Use Itunes So That It Uses Library On External Drive?

Oct 22, 2009

My iTunes library has apparently filled my entire iMac (according to the computer I have over 97 days' worth of music). I would like to know 1) how to properly save my iTunes library to an external hard drive and 2) how to use iTunes so that it uses the library on the external drive.

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OS X :: ITunes Making More And More Damaged Libraries

Mar 24, 2010

Whenever I open ITunes, it gives me a message saying that my library is corrupt, and that it is creating a new library, the new library has nothing on it, so i must then copy all my music and movies back into ITunes. How can I stop ITunes from making more and more (damaged) libraries? I just want my old, "corrupted" one back!

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Applications :: Itunes Won't Add Me In To To Library?

Jan 3, 2006

hey what gives...itunes won't let me add to library..I'm still new to this...

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Applications :: ITunes Library Over LAN

Oct 30, 2006

basically all my iTunes music is stored on my Mac Mini, I want to be able to access it all on my iBook so that it is still playing through my Mac Mini but I control it with the iBook. I am using Chicken of the VNC so far and would prefer something that doesn't use a VNC (Such as ARD, etc) and also something that doesnt use a browser window. I have tried netTunes, but really thats all that does as well, gives you a VNC view of iTunes. Also I have tried TuneConnect (Which is really what I'm looking for, but that crashes when I try to access the Mac Mini Library) Does anyone know a better way or doing it, or basically something like TuneConnect that I can try?

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Applications :: Mp3 & Mp4 In ITunes Library?

Feb 19, 2009

I don't know whether this can actually do any harm, but it's strange anyway. In my iTunes library, some music files are listed by iTunes as AAC files while others are listed as MPEG files. When I go to home/music/itunes/itunes music, and look at the files there, the same files that are AAC's in iTunes are listed listed as being m4a and the MPEG's are mp3's. Now, I guess that the difference is that iTunes just shows the container format, so that might be normal (?), but why do I have both mp3 and m4a in my library. Around half of my albums are one type, half the other, and all songs in one album are the same type.

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Applications :: Backup Itunes Library On HDD?

Aug 25, 2010

I want to backup my itunes library, but it says that I need to install a blank disk. Is there a way to backup the library to an external harddrive instead?

EDIT: I tried this... please tell me if this was the correct thing to do. I basically just went to Finder > Music > iTunes and dragged that whole "iTunes" folder to my external harddrive that was plugged in... and its copying it now

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Applications :: ITunes Library - Merging Two

Sep 2, 2010

In my ~/Music folder resides two huge folders for iTunes. I'm sure this came about when I reinstalled Snow Leopard some time ago, I didn't realize the transfer didn't happen correctly at the time. One is called iTunes (296 gigs, last opened on Aug 31 and modified today) which seems to be my current folder used by iTunes 10. The other is called iTunes Media (252 gigs, last opened July 30 and last modified on the same date). I'm noticing in here however, files (such as Voice Memos) that are NOT in the first folder I mentioned above. I've probably tons of duplicates here, but what is not a duplicate I'd like to send into the correct place - and then kill the huge unneeded folder! How can I verify where iTunes looks for all of it's data? Music, videos, books, etc. Any suggestions as to how I could merge these?

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Applications :: How To Consolidate Library In ITunes 10

Oct 18, 2010

It used to be in iTunes>Library>Consolidate Library.

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Applications :: Moving ITunes Library From PC -> Mac?

Nov 9, 2010

How do I go about moving my iTunes Library from my PC to my new MacBook Pro?

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Applications :: How To Move Itunes Library From PC To MAC

May 18, 2008

I'm just got my new iMac and started moving my iTunes library from my PC to Mac.

This is how I did it.

My iTunes library is already organised in my PC, i.e. all music in the iTunes folder.

So I just copied the my entire iTunes folder onto an external hard drive and then to my mac.

Then I use the "add to library" function on itunes so my mac can organise all my music.

The "keep itunes music folder organised" and "copy files to itunes music folder when adding to library" check boxes are ticked on both my PC and Mac.

I look at my itunes library on my mac. Everything is good with artists and albums and song names looking good and organised. My playlists and other data is missing - no big deal, since I can make new playlists (BUT if anyone can tell me how I can get my old playlists and data on to Mac iTunes that would be great). However, the biggest problem is that all the .wav files have lost their artist and album names! How can I get these back?

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Applications :: ITunes Library On NAS - How To Add Files From MBP

Feb 2, 2009

I have the vast majority of my iTunes library on a NAS device. When I first got my MBP I set the library's location to the folder that I had moved off one of the desktops to the NAS. Everything works fine.

However, it seems that the library location will reset itself to the local location on the MBP (possibly whenever I run iTunes when I'm not on this network). So, if I add files to the iTunes when I'm not on this network, they get placed into the local library.

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Applications :: ITunes Library On External HD?

Feb 4, 2009

I have my iTunes Library saved on an external hard drive and setup that way in iTunes, all my movies, music is saved in that library. However, all my applications are saved in an iTunes library located in my music folder that saved on the internal hard drive. I leave the external running 24/7 and didn't have an internal library at all before getting my iPod Touch and downloading apps.

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Applications :: ITunes Library Updater For Mac?

Mar 23, 2009

I see that this has been asked a few times (albeit a long time ago), but there's never really been a definitive answer.I have just switched to Mac and I used to use a program called iTLU on the PC which would automatically update my iTunes library (remove tracks that have been deleted from the hard drive and add tracks that are new).

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Applications :: How To Transfer Itunes Library

Mar 31, 2009

My cousin is trying to move her library from her desktop PC to her laptop PC. She used the itunes backup tool to transfer her library. She authorized her laptop to play her itunes store music and videos, but if she tries to play one of those protected files on the laptop it says she is not authorized to play it.

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Applications :: How To Keep My ITunes Library Backed Up

May 8, 2009

I went out and bought a Drobo and threw 4, 500gb drives in it to host my media and Time Machine back ups for the house. I put that Drobo on my AEBS and share it over my network. It works very nicely.

However, when I go to work, I still want the same performance that I have at the house and afp is not giving me that performance. Choppy video and audio cut-outs are not gonna work. I have my entire iTunes library on the Drobo.

So with portability in mind, I went out and picked up a 500gb WD My Passport drive. Plugged it into my Mac and started copying my iTunes library to the WD. Call me an idiot because I didnt bother to format the drive, I left it at FAT32. I actually did this on purpose because I also want to be able to bring the WD to a friends house or work and share my iTunes library with anyone.

So, I successfully copy over all 200gbs of my iTunes library and change the drive location in iTunes to my new WD. All is well. iTunes is much more responsive as well.

Onto my question, how can I keep a copy of this drive? I buy and upload a lot of music so I can see this being an issue. I would love if Time Machine could somehow do it but it doesnt allow me to back up the drive. Should I just periodically copy and paste the entire drive to my Drobo? I still have a copy of the library on my Drobo for a backup, but I want to keep that copy as current as possible.

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Applications :: Sharing My Itunes Library - Not By Pdf?

May 21, 2009

i have a huge itunes library, and i like to share it between family and friends.

is there a fast way to send a list of my library?

i used to do it by printing my library as a pdf, but the pdf would range in size from 500mb to over a gig in size and its impossible to send by email.

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