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ITunes won't play music.

So I just got iTunes 8 and my used iPod shuffle working with my computer and iTunes. Now iTunes won't play my friggin' music. I don't know if it's cause I use an ext. hard drive, that shouldn't be the problem cause I used my ext hd with old iTunes.

Apple...you dissapoint me yet again.

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  • guitar_shred Jan 05, 2009

    I am not sure what you mean by my iTunes store info? I've never had an iPod on this computer. I use iTunes only as a player up until now.

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Did you check and see if the new iTunes keep your iTunes store info? If not it may not be authorized to play you music.

Comment on the solution's post if this doesn't work and we can try to do more.

Thanks!

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • Andy
    Andy Jan 06, 2009

    Does itunes recognize the music in your library or is your library blank?

  • Andy
    Andy Jan 06, 2009

    Also, if you are using an external, it will sometimes assign a different drive letter each time you plug it in, which confuses iTunes abou the location of your music.

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