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File not found for music in library

Message "The song (whatever) could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?" appears, also, little "!" at the beginning of EVERY song in my playlist.

It seems that purchased as well as CD downloaded music cannot be found.

When I attatch the power cord to the port in the laptom, then Shuffle to the dock, "Autofil from:" appears, then I scroll down to my playlist, all songs are doubled, with "!".

Is my Shuffle (1st generation I think) toast? Thanks in advance for ANY help you can offer!
Larry Calhoun, Minneapolis MN.

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Try itune....convert the song and then put it in ur ipod.

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I transfered my I tunes library to a new computer,all the songs have a ! next to them,and can't find files even though they are there.please help


unfortunately ony the names got transferred and not the actual music files themselves iTunes can't find the original source files because they are not there on the HDD if you used a USB to trasfer iTunes is still liooking for it or whaever you used to transfer the songs with mke sure to go into settings and tell iTunes to copy to library when importing songs

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How to make iPhone ringtone on Windows 7, Vista or XP


This guide will show you how to make iPhone ringtones using songs on your iTunes music library right from your Windows PC without installing any application (except for iTunes, of course) and without registering to any website or any premium text services. That means, everything is FREE!

Everything is done directly on your computer, you can do this even without internet connection.

This is for all iPhones (iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G or older) and for all iOS versions.

Here's what you need:
  • Computer running on Windows 7, Vista or XP with iTunes installed
  • Song(s) on your iTunes music library
Note: You don't need your iPhone yet until you're done making your ringtone and are ready to sync.

If you don't see the Ringtones list on your sidebar, don't worry. It will show up after you're successful in creating your first one.

Procedures:
  1. Open iTunes (from your PC) and select any song from your music library.kid_ant.png
  2. Right-click on your chosen song then click on Get Info.kid_ant.png
  3. Click on the Options tab, at the top of info window.kid_ant.png
  4. Look for Start Time and Stop Time, and copy whatever is written in the Stop Time box (which is the full length of the song) to avoid messing up the original copy, coz you're gonna need to put it back later.kid_ant.pngOn the video, the original length of my song is 5:48.055, but ringtones for iPhones could not comprise the full length of the song, it must only be around 1 to 30 seconds (though I'm not sure if 30+ sec will still work).kid_ant.png
  5. Shorten the song to acceptable limit (1 to 30 sec.).kid_ant.pngOn the video I used the first 9 seconds, by changing only the Stop Time from 5:48.055 to 0:09.000.kid_ant.pngYou may also choose the middle part of any song, say you can set the Start Time at 1:23.456 (or any time of your choice) and the Stop Time at 1:54.321 (or any time of your choice).kid_ant.png
  6. Click on OK to apply the changes.kid_ant.pngkid_ant.png
  7. Select the same song, click on Advanced from the Menu bar at the top of iTunes Window, then click on Create AAC version.kid_ant.pngNotice that the AAC version has shorter time than the original one.kid_ant.png
  8. Modify the original copy back to its full length (noted on step 4), then click on OK.kid_ant.png
  9. Right-click on the AAC version, then click on Show in Windows Explorer. A folder will open showing your two songs in file form, the original copy having the .mp3 file extension, and AAC version with .m4a.kid_ant.pngIf you cannot see the file extensions, Go to Control Panel>Folder Options>View (tab)> and from there, remove the check beside the option saying Hide extensions for known file types. Click on OK to apply the changes. (Watch the video for clearer instruction.)kid_ant.png
  10. Change the .m4a file extension to .m4r.kid_ant.pngYou may also change the name, but that's up to you. The important thing is to change the file extension.kid_ant.png
  11. Then Windows will ask:kid_ant.png87d54cb.jpgkid_ant.pngJust click on Yes.kid_ant.png
  12. Double-click on the modified file to add it to your ringtones list, and you're done!
The only thing you need to do now is to sync ringtones so you can use them on your iPhone.


WARNING-BEFORE YOU SYNC
Syncing ringtones will affect the music library on the iPhone, so before you click the sync button, be sure to transfer all your purchased songs first (from iPhone to PC) so no song will be deleted. Or better yet, do this only when you're working on the computer where: you save all your songs, or; you regularly sync your iPhone.

Notes:
This guide is intended only for iPhone users, because iPhones do not accept file types other than .m4r as ringtones.

This guide is intended only for Windows users. The guide for Mac users is written separately, with its own video.

on May 13, 2010 | Apple iPhone 3G

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I have a problem to download music.


Hi,

As with much to do with the iPhone, there's a bit of a trick to getting this working smoothly so you can have control over your iPhone music, while keeping it as darn easy to work with as possible. The answer? Create a custom playlist for your iPhone music library.
Let me show you how to do it - it's pretty darn easy.
Pop into iTunes and choose File --> New Playlist. Now rename it to something logical: I use "iPhone Sync":
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Now you can just drag and drop music from your iTunes library (in iTunes, needless to say) into this new playlist. When you're ready, you'll see a bunch of music happily ensconced in the playlist (remember, it's all just "pointers": the actual music files are still safely in the main music library, so if you delete something from a playlist , you haven't deleted the original music file itself):

At the bottom of the iTunes window it shows you how many songs are in the playlist, along with the size and total playing time.
At this point, you need to plug in your iPhone if you haven't already done so. It'll pop up the usual summary screen:

Now click on the "Music" tab and you'll see that you can select "sync playlist". Do that, then select the new iPhone sync playlist you've created

Set things up and that's all there is to it. Now click "Sync" in iTunes and it'll synchronize your playlist with the iPhone music library and next time you click on that ole' "iPod" button on the iPhone, your selections from you music library will be present.
Oh, and one really nice feature of creating this playlist is that you can manage it, adding and deleting songs to your heart's desire, even without your iPhone present. Whatever changes you make are instantly applied to your iPhone music library the very next time you synchronize the device. Suddenly even 8GB might feel small. :-)

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After clicking muciplayer it shows "updating library" and then finally shows "no music files found". this is the problem that it is not able to load music files.


firstly you have copy all your songs in a single folder in the memory card then start your updating library then it will select all the songs
now i am telling you why this error occurs
if there are songs in more than 3 or 4 folders then the library takes updating problem
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The exclamation mark next to a title in iTunes means that iTunes cannot locate the song associated with that title (original file cannot be found). The cause for this is an incorrect setting of iTunes preferences when copying iPod songs.
Before copying your iPod songs, setup your iTunes preferences as follows
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  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Make sure the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" is checked.
  • Click OK.
Then use a program like TouchCopy to copy your iPod music to iTunes. You can download TouchCopy from here
http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/



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Itunes file twice the size as library


when you add music to your itunes library, it copies them to the itunes music folder for itunes to manage it or itunes has every song twice in its library, to check whether itunes has not copied your music twice, view your music in LIST VIEW in itunes and if you see some songs has been copied twice delete on of them.
You can also delete the songs on your music folder to save disk space or you can leave them if you use another music player other than itunes.
But I think you should delete the files in your music folder.

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My nokia 3110c music cann't start.when I try to start this,its updating the library,but it cannot found music files, but my memory card is full of songs.


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Actually the songs in your card are mixed, that means your Audio songs and Video songs are placed at a same place so when it updates the library then the phones hangs and donot play any file, The best solution is to just separate the audio and video songs and your phone will ba fine.
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Did you move the folder that contains all of your music files? If so, just clear your library and readd the folders from their current location.
If you are trying to sync the iPod with more than one device, it won't find your music and will likely erase the songs on your iPod.

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hi if u have all 1800 songs in your computer folder,,,i advise you to connect the ipod to itunes and reset the ipod for factory settings ,then goto file add folders to library browse folders where all your songs located in your computer click ok
now it sud put all songs in music and then sync it to your ipod completely....if u dont see any !mark in itunes music folder then you are good ...your ipod sud have all 1800 songs.

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