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Song files donn't STAY in iTunes

When I unplug my Simpletech 160GB, the songs don't play in iTunes. I get the exclamation point saying "would you like to locate files." How can I solve this?

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The songs are located on your Simpletech drive. You have to move them to your music folder and then specify where the library is in iTunes. If you do have music in your music folder, then on XP, after you have iTunes open, go to Edit -> Preferences. Click on Advanced, and then change the library location.

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