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Just did an update to el capitan and now itunes will not

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Just did an update to el capitan and now itunes will not recognize where itunes folder is, we had set up a large external hard drive for music but now it will not find it
JA: Fortunately, the tech wizards we work with know El Capitan well, and it would be my pleasure to connect you with the best person for the job. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Just did an update to el capitan, on an IMac, open itunes it says can't find music library, so I go to the hard drive click on latest library,'s date. I can see folders click on music library, the list shows but itunes says, it can't read it
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Customer: Say what
JA: Is there anything else the Mac Technician should be aware of?
Customer: I believe I also did an itunes update thinking they, el capitan and itunes had to agree
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we just updated an IMac to el capitan, won't recognize itunes files, updated itunes , itunes files are stored on an external harddrive, so I have poked and can get some songs to play but not others?
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Okay, first off, I would suggest making a backup of your iTunes folder on the backup drive because if the process is done incorrectly, you may lose the whole music library.

After that is complete, we can continue. Basically, you will be creating a new folder on the drive, in iTunes, choose to move the iTunes music folder to that new folder, close iTunes, and then rename the new folder to something else, and rename the current folder with your music to what the new folder was named before you changed it. After that is complete, re-open iTunes and check if all is well.

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