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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Duplicating an existing library
    not any of the files in that library s media folder You will be presented a sheet similar to the one shown when creating a new library allowing you to choose a name and location for the new copy of the library However since the new library is going to use the same music as the original library the options for choosing a different media folder are disabled and the

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/duplicating%20an%20existing%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Organizing your libraries
    in iTunes as this may cause iTunes to be confused and either lose track of the file or write out a new file to the old location Renaming a library You can also rename a library by double clicking on the library s name You cannot rename a library that is currently open in iTunes you must first quit iTunes before you will be allowed to rename the library Library naming Since PowerTunes needs to maintain full compatibility with iTunes own library switching methods it needs to be able to handle a wide variety of naming schemes If you only use PowerTunes to create and manage your libraries you can pretty much just name stuff how you like and PowerTunes will take care of things for you However if you are going to be doing more advanced library management read ahead for the nitty gritty details of how PowerTunes handles library naming When you create a library in PowerTunes PowerTunes will create a folder with the name that you typed in for the library The main library file named iTunes Library is then created inside that folder along with several other files and folders the library needs This mimics the behavior of iTunes when creating a new library However you can actually name your library file something other than iTunes Library and you can have more than one library file residing in the same folder The downside to this approach is that all the other various files and folders that iTunes creates will be mixed together and hard to tell apart It will still work fine but it can be confusing so it is recommended that you store each of your libraries in a separate folder By default the name of the library as seen in PowerTunes is distinct from

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/organizing%20your%20libraries.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Removing or deleting a library
    back in using the Add Library command If you want to delete the library outright from your hard drive you can hold down the option key while using the Remove Library command and you ll see that the button menu item changes to Delete Library If you do this the library will be removed from your library list and the library and its associated files will be moved to the

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/removing%20or%20deleting%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Finding and using existing libraries
    library list will not be displayed Older copies of an iTunes library backed up by Time Machine will not be displayed You will need to restore such a library using Time Machine first before you can add it back into PowerTunes Once PowerTunes has found all the library files that it can you can use the Add Library button to immediately add a library to your PowerTunes library list The library file will be left in its current folder on the hard drive and PowerTunes will refer to it directly there If you want to use the library but store in in a different location you will need to manually move it to where you want it You can also use the Move to Trash to delete the library file if you don t need it anymore You will probably see a fair number of libraries with names that look like iTunes Library 2008 02 15 Whenever you upgrade iTunes iTunes makes a backup copy of your library file and gives it a name like this with the date corresponding to the date the backup copy was created These can be helpful if you experience a problem after an iTunes

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/finding%20and%20using%20existing%20libraries.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Library shortcuts
    it refers to in iTunes You can put a shortcut file in your dock or a folder of favorite items to let you have quick access to a library you use often Note double clicking an iTunes library file in the Finder does not open that library in iTunes Double clicking on an iTunes library file has the same effect as double clicking iTunes itself iTunes will simply open up

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/library%20shortcuts.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Using iPods, iPhones, and Apple TV with PowerTunes
    and your device When you create multiple libraries with PowerTunes your device will remember which iTunes library it is synced with even if you switch back and forth between different libraries using PowerTunes If you plug in your device while iTunes has a library open other than the one the device is synced with current versions of iTunes will still sync things like calendars and contacts but will leave the music from the device s library on the device untouched If you want to sync the device with another library you can select the device in iTunes and go to the Music tab to tell iTunes to sync the active library with your device This will replace whatever s currently on the device with the music and video from the current iTunes library When you plug in an iPod if the iPod is synced with a library in PowerTunes library list a small iPod icon will appear next to that library so you can easily see which library is the one the iPod is currently synced with This feature applies to regular iPods but not any of the other iOS devices because of their different software PowerTunes cannot detect which

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/using%20ipods,%20iphones,%20and%20apple%20tv%20with%20powertunes.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Keeping your music organized
    you can Quickly search the contents of your iTunes library Easily move your media folder to a different location Switch a library to use a different media folder Fix dead tracks in your iTunes library i e tracks for which the music files have gone missing Manage your media folder to clean up unwanted files Using iPods iPhones and Apple TV with PowerTunes Searching your music About Us Our Products

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/keeping%20your%20music%20organized.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Searching your music
    PowerTunes without having to open up iTunes to do so Simply type a search term into the search field in the upper right corner of the PowerTunes window Any tracks that match what you type will be displayed with all other tracks filtered out Searching is case insensitive and will search the contents of all the columns you have made visible in the track list in PowerTunes Keeping your music

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/searching%20your%20music.html (2016-04-25)
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