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Granyaski VIP Member

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#1 8 years ago

Hey I am trying to move alot of my music from one place to another for easier storage on my behalf however these songs are currently in itunes so when I move the files position it loses it's 'place'(cant think of the word) in itunes and then I would have to locate the file again and of course with all the songs this could take hours. Just wondering if someone knew how to move these music files without losing their place.

And another thing-how do you select and manage folders on another users desktop?




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#2 8 years ago

Pretty much any time you move the songs in itunes you have to delete them and "re-find" them or whatever itunes calls it.




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#3 8 years ago

Yeah i know I'm asking if there is any way around that as I don't wish to lose all my ratings, play count and other info(such as albums etc) and with the amount of music I don't fancy manually adding them after they have moved.




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#4 8 years ago

iTunes? Eh, I suggest Windows Media Player.

As for getting to other users' desktops, they should be found under: C:\Documents and Settings\\Desktop




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#5 8 years ago

If your going to be moving all of them, you could try just copying the entire itunes folder with the library.xml file and all. iTunes might see it if you add the new folder location and keep your ratings and such. If that doesn't work, you will just have to copy them, delete the library.xml file, open itunes, and add the folders for both locations to your library. You will lose your ratings and play counts that way though. I don't know of any other ways around that.




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#6 8 years ago

Gates;5377655 As for getting to other users' desktops, they should be found under: C:\Documents and Settings\\Desktop[/QUOTE] Cheers man :)

[QUOTE=*The.Doctor;5377659]If your going to be moving all of them, you could try just copying the entire itunes folder with the library.xml file and all. iTunes might see it if you add the new folder location and keep your ratings and such. If that doesn't work, you will just have to copy them, delete the library.xml file, open itunes, and add the folders for both locations to your library. You will lose your ratings and play counts that way though. I don't know of any other ways around that.

Looks like I'll just lose all my ratings etc. oh well.




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#7 8 years ago

You could create folders for each rating and sort them as you move them. It would take longer than batch moving but at least you wouldn't lose the ratings. It wouldn't really take much longer though because if I'm not mistaken you can choose to sort songs by rating. Then you could sectionally move them. Of course that would mean lumping them together by rating vs artist/title, but if you can manage to retain artist/title tags, I would think that would be the way to go. Lesson learned though. Apple does not play well with other apps with that kind of thing.




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#8 8 years ago

The library xml file contains all the rating and play data, so if you make sure to copy that along with your music files then you can still keep all of your play counts and ratings.