Having finally submitted to the march of the iPod (after loving my iriver and i-audio x5) I’ve had to come to terms with iTunes.
I’m no iTunes fan – never have been – but it’s actually not as bad as I thought it would be. It’s picky and clunky in parts (and i won’t get started on my obsession with album art) but I’m learning to live with it, if not love it.
My main problem is that I keep my iTunes library on an external drive, my laptop not having enough space. This usually works okay but sometimes iTunes forgets where the library is, re-sets the location to my local disk, and I lose the ability to play all of my tunes. Every time I try to play something I get the error
I scouted around on the internet for a script or something to re-associate the files until I found a very simple solution – tell iTunes where the library is. In the settings for Itunes you can specify where the music is located and, once I do that, it finds all of my tracks again. Some things are so simple I have to be told what to do.