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Why does my sidebar in i-Tunes no longer show "Music"?

Dec 14, 2013 12:55AM PST

I have a MacBook Pro (OS 10.6.Cool and use i-Tunes (v. 11.1.3) I recently noticed that in my sidebar there is no indication of there being either"Music" or "Movies". My list begins at "TV Shows" and is otherwise complete, including STORE, GENIUS, and all my PLAYLISTS. I have over 15,000 songs, and unless they are included in a playlist, I can't access them. HELP!

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With iTunes open,
Dec 14, 2013 10:54PM PST

go to Preferences > General and make sure that there is a check mark next to both Music and Movies.

Close preferences and you should be fine


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Thanks, but there's another problem lurking here...
Dec 15, 2013 10:52AM PST

I opened Preferences, and sure enough, there are the boxes with their check marks... Movies is there and checkmarked as are TV Shows...Podcasts... and all the usual suspects, all checked but there is no mention of Music... I have to suppose that my iTunes is faulty. Do I delete it, and if I do and install another copy, do I have to delete everything related (ie Quick Time Player etc)?
As it is, Movies is checked, but my movies don't appear anywhere, and there is no item named "Music" mentioned at all. I am befuddled.

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Download and install a new copy.
Dec 15, 2013 8:37PM PST

No need to uninstall anything.


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Same old...
Dec 16, 2013 6:29AM PST

I downloaded and installed a new copy of iTunes, and still have no "Music" label in my side bar. I have a 160 GB classic iPod with most of my music on it. Using the software XPort, I tried copying its content to my desktop (successfully) hoping to then import the music to iTunes. What happened is I now have a kick-*** playlist (13.5 K songs) but that doesn't offer the utility of playing directly from "Music" Any other suggestions please? A clarification, as well... I have neither Music nor Movies in the sidebar. In the preferences list of checkboxes, I have Movies (checkmarked) but no Music.

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From ipod to computer, my suggestion is usually iRip.
Dec 18, 2013 5:40AM PST

I wonder what's up with XPort.

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fixed... not solved
Dec 19, 2013 11:47AM PST

Thanks for all your advice. I did all but the last one (iFlip)... Didn't need to, because for whatever reason, my Music was there in the sidebar. All of it. I don't understand the why or how, but I am happy with the what... (i_tunes as it should be).
Again, I truly appreciate your help. This was my first foray into a forum for help. I have to believe something I did following your suggestions did it. Success. Much thanks.