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I've just reinstalled my Win 7 but had some issues when I tried to re-install Itunes the first time (folder permission ones I couldn't easily overcome initially), so decided to uninstall it and reinstall it to see if that might help. However, when doing so, it asked at some point about removing files left in the folder & I stupidly said yes assuming it was only talking about program files. Sadly that wasn't the case - it cleared out the entire folder and permanently deleted all my podcasts and imported music files etc.

Not the end of the world I thought - I was able to recover the podcasts easily enough but my problem has been with the music files.

I've managed to recover my music library from a backup but the difficulty now is that it's looking for the songs in the Itunes/folder locations (but these no longer exist). I'd thus like to either have it find the files in their original location (have already tried re-importing one & letting it use that location as a means of finding the rest but that's not worked so far either) or else figure out a quick way to have it fix the whole database without me having to fix each song manually as I'm currently doing (I've around 200 odd songs!). I've looked at some similar questions but unsure if the fixes provided for those would apply here as I've a slightly different problem.

I'm using Itunes 11 and haven't changed versions in between - everything else works fine just this one issue.

Music files tend to primarily reside in H:/Music/folder/foldername and I've only about 10 different foldernames holding the music in question if that makes sense. Itunes resides in H:/Music/Itunes if that helps.

Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated. Thanks TKR

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Can't you just clean out the library and reimport the songs via drag&drop? – patrix Feb 11 '13 at 16:42
Aye probably - just trying to save the time it would take with around 200 odd songs, but somehow suspect that may be the only method feasible. Thanks – user41623 Feb 13 '13 at 16:22
It might be feasible but with 200 songs a reimport is likely to be faster – patrix Feb 13 '13 at 17:03

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