12-10-2011 08:35 AM
Windows 7 x64 Professional.
I bought this because of a great deal. The point was to combine all of my music onto one drive. So I have about 600GB as my itunes library, and 200GB other than that. in separate folders.
I first formatted to NTFS. Did not install included bloatware. Why would I need software for a hard drive?
I copied all my music from both my laptop and desktop hard drives, onto the Seagate. I added it all to my itunes library. It found all of the files except 24 I think, and that was such a small amount of errors I ignored it. Then I went to listen to music. I just happened to pick a folder that itunes was able to find. Then I went to another album by the same artist (a different folder) and I get the "file not found" error. I click "Locate" and itunes sends me to C:\Windows\System32. Why on earth would it be there?
But, say the album can be found. I right click a song, and click "show in windows explorer" then go up a folder (the artist folder). All of the albums that were initially added to itunes are there. But iTunes can't find about 3 out of 4 albums for each artist.
Now here's the strange part. I open the drive in windows explorer. I have about 6 folders other than the itunes music folder. It can only open 4 of them, and I think some subfolders are missing. I can enter the iTunes Library folder, but it only lists folders From 0-Ch, and the .iTunes Preferences.plist file.
So it appears all the files are on the drive. Explorer finds random folders, and itunes finds DIFFERENT random folders. But iTunes INITIALLY found all of the folders because they are all in my library. Ideas???