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Topic # 164307 4-Feb-2015 22:21
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I have a love/hate relationship with iTunes which on the one hand I regard as a wonderful thing and on the other as possibly the worst software ever written by Apple.

Today I had 2 power cuts.

On restarting my iMac, I found that iTunes was not able to find the library. After a frustrating few minutes I figured out that it was because the external drive on which it lives was disconnected by the power cut. Fixed that.

However, on restarting iTunes and iCloud, iTunes now only shows 'Cloud' symbols next to my albums, even the ones that are physically in the library.

I am sure that there is a simple way to fix that, but I am blowed if I can find it!

Any ideas?





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  Reply # 1233164 8-Feb-2015 21:51
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Have you tried deleting songs and re-adding them to the library? Maybe try it with a single song and see if it works before doing the whole lot? Only issue with that is you would probably lose your play counts, if you care about that sort of thing.

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  Reply # 1233188 8-Feb-2015 22:09
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Are you referring to items you've purchased from the iTunes Store, or items in iTunes Match, or both?

Pretty sure if you've got the preference ticked to show items in the cloud they'll show in your library with the cloud icon, even if they're stored locally.  Items in the cloud refers to your iTunes Store purchases.





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  Reply # 1233298 9-Feb-2015 11:13
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I had a mix of both things I had copied from CD into the library (i.e. they were ripped straight to the disk in the iTunes Library) and were then iCloud matched.

Now, every album shows as being in the cloud and none show as local - although if you look in the file, they are still there.





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