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Master Geek

# 15457 24-Aug-2007 07:19
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Can anyone recommend another software to replace itunes on a Windows XP operating system? My brother has been using itunes for a long time, I just installed another harddrive for more music but now itunes is having problems e.g. corrupt library xml. I have spent alot of time trying to fix the problem but with no success, can someone please recommend another program to replace itunes. Yes my brother does have an ipod but he is more concerned about the 300GB of music on the computer that itunes no longer can find and would happily stop using the ipod if need be. Thanks for your time 

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Master Geek

  # 83548 24-Aug-2007 07:51
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SmileI'd recommend starting from scratch, itunes should be fine with 300Gb of music (I don't have quite that much music but not far off, and have never had any issues...I am using a Mac however which may give me the advantage here).
Select all the music in your library (CTRL-A), and delete it from itunes, when the option to permanently delete from computer comes up, select NO! Then, ensure you have the latest version of itunes which should be itunes 7.3.2 on PC.
Then, go File>Add to Library> select the folder where all the music is stored (I assume this is all in just one place?) and hit ok. It should re-import all your songs and regenerate the XML files etc.

Best of luck, also I'd recommend if you have a spare 300Gb+ HDD lying round, back it up to that...300Gb is a lot of music to have to rip back in!


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  # 83626 24-Aug-2007 16:14
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I have tryed to re-import all the songs and regenerate the XML files but no luck after several attempts, the songs are located on 4 hard drives including a SATA 320GB seagate. Any advise on settings or how to re-import is much appriceated.

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