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Old 07-07-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Hello

I recently got an Ipod and noticed that when letting Itunes do a scan / import of my hard to locate existing mp3s, that it often skips over certain folders (in let's say c/owner/downloads folder). When I went to view these folders to ensure that was actual content in them, I noticed they appear as empty---BUT, a manual search for the songs reveal them to be really there and when right clicking on the file name, the proper path to that folder in question is revealed, but they simply don't come up when you view the folder as a whole.

Any thoughts on why some folders come up as having no files in them despite the fact, there's actual music in them?

Thanks!

PS, I'm using Vista.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Programs generally use one of two download folders:

One located at path: owner/downloads

Another at: owner/documents/downloads

Make sure you're looking at the right downloads folder.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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1. Did you check the file/folder properties to make sure they are not hidden? A search may find hidden files that Explorer simply would not display.
2. Once you right click on a mp3 and have the file path open did you try copying and pasting that exact path into iTunes as a specified search location? Isn't the "standard" Windows download folder is c:\users\<user.profile>\downloads? Haven't used Vista in a while so I don't remember for sure.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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You may want to drag all your music into one folder as well - having it all over the place makes backing it up, moving it, copying it, finding it, etc harder to do. Can you move everything to "My Music"?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The download folder should be left alone since iTunes automatically copies the songs in this folder and moves the copies to the Music folder.
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