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why does itunes keep losing my songs?

by LoansbySteve / March 1, 2007 7:06 AM PST

every now and then when im using itunes, it starts to lose my songs and if i want to play them i have to dig deep into my folders and find them again. sometimes my songs are deleted off my computer all together and i cant find them. there are also times when new folders are created and songs are moved around. i'm using windows xp. this is how i organize my folders. in the "my music" folder i have folders for each artist, and then under each artist i have the album, and then the songs are in each album folder.

whats the problem here?

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You might be using Windows media player to play songs too
by Tlil / March 2, 2007 9:15 AM PST

Windows media player has a option of "rearange music in rip music folder, using rip music settings" that will create folders in your my music folder with the artist/album/song ect. and relocate all your music to it, then itunes looses it. to turn that off you should go to windows media player, tools, options, library(tab), and uncheck the box. this happened to me and i just stoped using windows media player to play mp3's,

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but i never use wmp anymore
by LoansbySteve / March 2, 2007 12:53 PM PST

is there some kind of background microsoft vs. apple war going on in my desktop? i arranged my songs the way i mentioned. my music/artist/album/song and i told itunes that all my music is in "my music". so your saying that both programs are mixing each other up or something? ugh i cant wait to get a mac.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 11:25 PM PST

Or else...

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k thanks
by LoansbySteve / March 3, 2007 5:36 AM PST

i unchecked the box. now i have to go find everything and reorganize manually and tell itunes where to look *sigh*.

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Please Help
by Rachmmcc / May 4, 2010 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: k thanks

i am having the same problem and it is frustrating the crap out of me. i have been searching the net for weeks trying to find someone that knows the answer to this. Please help.

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The problem as I see it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2010 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Please Help

Is you buried your new post under a 2007 discussion. Some may miss your new request.

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