Unfortunately iTunes doesn't come with a refresh button, so I'll try to show you an alternative. First, before you do anything with your iTunes library and music, make sure that you back everything up first. Once you have a backup, you can refresh like this: 1. Add the new files/folders to your main iTunes directory (for this example we'll assume it's /iTunes/music. 2. Now … [Read more...] about How to Refresh your iTunes Library
Q: I'm using iTunes and I accidentally picked the wrong Gracenote entry. How do I erase this entry and pick another choice? A: Sometimes I'm too quick in my selection, too. Here's what you do: 1) Select the track(s) in question and press the right-click button. 2) You should get a context menu similar to this one: Select "Get Track Names" and the tracks should update. … [Read more...] about How do I “clear” Track information in iTunes and Pick a New Gracenote Entry?
Q: I'm comfortable with Windows Explorer and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to edit multiple iTunes tracks in Windows Explorer? A: Good question. Before you do any editing, it's important to make the distinction between a file's (e.g. a music track's) filename as seen by Windows Explorer (or a USB key, or any drive, etc) and the tags that iTunes will see. Windows … [Read more...] about Should I Edit iTunes Files in Windows Explorer or iTunes?
Q: I was updating my iPod when I saw that there were many GB of space taken up by something called "other"? What is this other and why is so much space all of a sudden being taken up by other? A: It's my understanding that the other section in iTunes for your iPod or iPhone is where extra files are stored. These extra files often include album cover images, playlists, and … [Read more...] about What is the Other in iTunes? How do I remove the Other in iTunes?
Q: I recently made an MP3 CD to play in an mp3 enabled cd player and the tracks were not in the order I had setup when I burned the disc. How do I burn an MP3 CD with the tracks in order? A: You've discovered a frustrating situation, but fortunately the fix is easy. When you burn a CD in windows (mp3, data or otherwise), Windows will automatically burn the tracks in … [Read more...] about How to Burn an MP3 CD with the Tracks in Order