As I share the media library with other media players (I use i Tunes only to copy music on the i Pod), I would like i Tunes to automatically refresh when I add, remove, or rearrange audio tracks in the file system. The second is really just commentary on the first, disguised as a question ("how can I work around this design flaw? It knows things changed when the is changed, and the only application that does that is i Tunes itself. Yes and no, it has advantages, but a lot of people miss the “Winamp-like” ease of use and it’s understandable. :) I understand that Apple tries to design software for dummies that don't deal with the file system, but there are also some power users forced to various reason to use Apple products, so they could add some option also for this type of users I’m a power user then given that I interact with multiple OSs and program for a few of them for a living, and yet I couldn’t care less about where i Tunes puts my music. If you want help around here I would suggest figuring out what you want help with before asking. The first is "why did apple choose design implementation x? Although i Tunes lets you “manually manage your library”, it’s never intended to let you move things around in the filesystem, add, remove or modify files. You have two choices: a) Change your music player, b) adapt to the way it works. Yeah, if you come from the Winamp world, it’s a pain, but i Tunes, as bad as it is, does a decent job organizing the music and finding it real fast.
After and letting it back up your library, all you need to do is create a Smart Playlist to round up all the songs in your library with bit rates less than 256kbps, take the leap of faith of deleting those files, and then use i Tunes Match to download 256kbps versions of the songs you just deleted.Any changes that you made to your Library after the data you updated, such as new playlists that you created or songs that you added, might be missing.If you have synced your i Tunes Library to your i Phone, i Pad or i Pod, you can use i Tunes Transfer to bring the missing i Tunes Library back on your PC.If your i Tunes Library disappeared, keep calm, here we’ll show you how to fix it and get missing i Tunes Library back.
You should know that i Tunes keeps a copy of previous i Tunes libraries every time you upgrade to a new version of i Tunes. Go to the i Tunes folder to find your i Tunes Library file (i Tunes Library.itl). i Tunes Library Location: Windows 8/7/Vista: /Users/username/My Music/i Tunes/ Windows XP: /Documents and Settings/username/My Documents/My Music/i Tunes/ Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music/i Tunes 2.After you run the update function, you may need to wait a few minutes for the server to talk with your computer; if your tracks' status still don't change within the hour, it might be worth considering wiping and rebooting your i Cloud Music Library.