12-28-2011 08:26 AM
I had my large iTunes library on a Seagate 250 G portable and was getting disk full messages so I tried to copy my library to my new Seagate 1T desktop model. Since it is a large library I started it copying and went to bed. I used the iTunes 'add to library' to do the copying.
This morning iTunes was frozen with about half the files copied, but the copy progress box was gone. The icon for my 250 portable was different [small, blue iand sleek nstead of large orange and boxy] and no sign of my library on it.
My big one has a bunch of iTunes artist folders but they have no songs in them
And when I try to open iTunes it tells me the library file is locked, on a locked disk or I don't have write permission for this disk.
12-28-2011 08:54 AM
Hopefully this will help you out with your Itunes issue, or at the least point you in the right direction. This is a knowledge base article that covers both Mac Operating System as well as Windows.
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12-28-2011 03:13 PM
I don't believe that your answer is going to help me. It was during the copying process that something went really wrong leaving me with
1. My small original Seagate 250 G portable drive that originally held my library with no library on it, to move.
2. My new 1T Seagate desktop external drive with maybe half my original library on it, that I can't get at.
3 I cannot access my library on either drive via iTunes, because the file is locked [I never locked it], it is on a locked disc [one of the Seagate drives, and I never locked them], or I don't have write permission for the file [whatever that means]. This locking business just occurred during the transfer, and must somehow be Seagate related.
I would love to try again to move it but I can't access my library whichever external drive it may be on.
More specifically what is all this locked business that somehow happened to my Seagates, and how do I unlock things. The little one was working just fine before the attempted transfer?