Applications :: ITunes In Snow Leopard / Unable To Locate Music Files

Sep 16, 2008

Can anyone tell me where iTunes is storing all my MP3 music and playlists information? Usually, I find it under users/music/itunes/itunes media

Well, just went there and nothing is listed inside the iTunes folder.

Is there some sort of protection in place preventing me from accessing all my stored MP3s and playlists?

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So I have a 15" MBP running Snow Leopard and have recently installed a Western Digital MyBook 1TB World Edition on the network to serve as my Time Machine backup drive. Most of the time, it works flawlessly and OSX / Time Machine does its thing and backs up.

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Apr 16, 2012

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Sep 25, 2010

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May 11, 2009

Im a little confused with the way itunes organizes songs. Last night I added some of my cds to itunes and I got a little confused after trying to find my songs and not being on one spot which is what I was expecting to see or at least separated by album.

Where does itunes places downloaded songs from a CD? How can I organize my songs (after uploaded) by Artist and Album? Can I create a playlist for each Artist is this the right way to do it? Can someone show me the way the music should be organized in itunes? Can someone explain how itunes organizes songs by default or direct me to where I can get the right information?

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Apr 19, 2012

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Jan 17, 2009

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Feb 21, 2012

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Nov 14, 2008

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May 10, 2009

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Oct 20, 2008

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If I tag the whole album as 2001, it sorts correctly, but the individual tracks from the 90's won't show up in the 90's smart playlist. The other option I can think of is to tag each individual track with the correct year, but then the album stops appearing in the right place chronologically within the BNL albums, since iTunes no longer knows it was released in 2001.

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And while I'm at it, I'm sure there's no way, but it seems like it'd be cool to somehow tie a track to two different albums. Previously, if I had a greatest hits and some original albums, I would erase any duplicates from the greatest hits and only keep them on the original album. However, since the release of iTunes 8 I use a more album-based approach to my music. I use grid view with shuffle off by default, and often just click "Play Album". But if I do that for a greatest hits comp, it of course won't play the tracks that I've deleted from it. So I have to keep two copies of the same recording for two different albums. It'd be cool if there was some way to tie one track to both albums to avoid dupes. But again, I'm pretty sure this'll never happen.

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Oct 14, 2009

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It does not let me create a new pdf out of the program (command + N or file/new file) - why?
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Once I created a new pdf and dragged the wanted pages into my new file, I cannot rename the pages, which have now meaningless names including "(dragged)" in the middle. I have found no logical way, to rename these pages - why?

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Mar 23, 2012

I'm running Time Machine on a Western Digital network storage device from my iMac.  It works fine.  I can go back any amount of time and recover files as they were backed up then.  But I also want to be able to depend on Time Machine backups to allow me to recover files if my iMac goes down.  So just as a test, I tried to use the Browse Other Time Machine Disks feature from my MacBook Air.  I can't make it work.  It shows me a Choose Time Machine Disk to Browse window, but there are no disks in the choose pane. 

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Jun 19, 2012

After the last update I cant transfer files to my external harddrive it gives the following message "The operation can't be completed because the item is in use".

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Mar 22, 2010

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Feb 22, 2010

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so first off, sorry for the potential repost. I couldn't find the answer on the forum so I am starting a new thread.

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Feb 18, 2012

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