I deleted my local iTunes Library since I assumed I could listen to the music anyway using Apple Music. After deleting my music files by emptying
home/music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music I have three types of tracks, based on the column
- Files with this icon : I can play them without problem.
- Files with this icon : These won't play, which is expected, I have already accepted that these tracks will have to be added manually.
- Files without an icon: If I try to play those I this popup
and the exclamation mark is added in front of the title of the track. If I choose
LocateI get a Finder window and the option to point Apple Music towards the local file, which is expected. However, and here is the rub, if I choose
Cancelthe song plays, the exclamation mark disappears and this icon appears after the title of the song. Which is unexpected but nice.
I'd have to execute the steps under 'Files without an icon' about 6000 times to be able to play most of my tracks again.