ITunes :: Rebuild Library One Song At A Time?

Feb 26, 2012

Just got an email from Apple saying they cannot help me with this, even if i pay their service charge! Great customer service apple. My library crashed during the fix so i am attempting to rebuild my library from my hard drive and transfer it to itunes all on the one same computer, but its not working.I followed the instructions on Apples website:[URL]But when i got to:

7. Choose *File > Library > Import Playlist.*

8. Navigate to the "iTunes Library.xml" file on the Desktop.

- *Mac users:* Click Choose.

I open the file and it says "some of the songs in the file "itunes Music library.xml were not imported because they could not be found".So, THEN I tried copying all my music files into a folder on the desktop,and then going:

File>Library>Import Playlist>itunes folder (desktop) > Artists
folder>Artist album> individual song>Open

THEN it WILL transfer to itunes library but only ONE SONG AT A TIME and is not letting me "select all" and am having to import my songs one at a time! Seeing as though I have 4,000 songs, this will take me forever!

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Jun 4, 2014

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Jun 16, 2012

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Basically somehow my iTunes got jacked up.. just the music part of it.. Anyway, they are all songs from my CDs or mp3's, but just as a failsafe, I would like to backup my entire iTunes library to my external hdd.

I would then like to delete all the songs from my iTunes, and from my iPhone. *edit* figure'd out how to remove all the songs from my iphone.. just unchecked all songs and sync'd.. now I just need to backup itunes and delete everything from it, then reput what I want back into itunes and resync.. sweet

After which, I would like to rebuild my iTunes library using my mp3's and CD's and basically start from scratch.. so that this time around I can properly name songs/albums/artwork/etc

Then I want to take this new iTunes library, and fill my iPhone back up with my new Library in Itunes..

so basically I just want to backup my itunes just incase for some reason I cannot find a particular CD or mp3 in my collection.

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