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Itunes songs will not play

When i double click a song in my library the song will not play I get a pop up that reads file does not exsist

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  • arsailman1 Mar 13, 2009

    I get a pop up which says it can't find the song I click on; do I want to search for the library?

    When I do, there are multiple libraries, but none of them solves the problem.


  • jnjtwinflame Mar 16, 2009

    when i double click a song in my library the song will not play I get a pop up that reads "this song could not be used because the original file could not be found. would you like to locate it?" then i click on yes and then i get lost. this has accured with about 100 of my songs in my library if not more. please help. thank you. james


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First be sure that the songs is existing in the same folder when you add it on the itunes library. if not you have to make another songs on your itunes library.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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2. Click the iTunes drop down menu at the top of the screen.
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You may need to move them from the Purchased area in iTunes into your iTunes Library. Try the following:

1. Open iTunes.
2. Select the Purchased icon located under Store.
3. Press either Ctrl A (on a PC) or Command A (on a Mac) to select all the songs within this window. Alternatively you can
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4. When the songs are selected, use your mouse to Click & Drag the selected items into your iTunes library or a folder within your library.

I hope this solves your problem. Regards,

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I would un install itunes completely and just re download it from the apple website and the latest version should fix the issue.

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if you need more help post back and I will help further.

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It may be that your itunes library file may have gotten corrupted so once you have gotten it sorted out close down itunes and go back into your music folder and itunes folder and make a backup copy of your itunes library files.

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