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Relocating (Consolidating) is built-into iTunes...
Authored by: Quantum Panda on Feb 05, '03 05:57:27PM

Be sure to check your Library for missing songs after you do that...it's not 100% foolproof. I relocated my iTunes library from a 60GB to a 80GB a few months back, and found a random selection (about 1% of all tracks) hadn't been copied.

What I found to be the best way to identify the missing tracks was to keep Consolidating the Library. Tracks iTunes couldn't find would come up flagged with a ! in the leftmost column. Scrolling down the Library list, I'd Get Info on each flagged track (individually), iTunes would say it couldn't be located and would I like to locate it. I'd reassociate the track with its location in the old Library location (since it hadn't been copied to the new). Every so often, I'd re-Consolidate to copy in the tracks I'd refound.

I don't know what caused iTunes to fail to copy every track, but the fact that it did so indicates that you should definitely verify that every track is there before you delete the old Library.



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