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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Moving your media folder
    clear up space on your main hard drive To move your media folder select the library whose media folder you wish to move and choose Move Copy Media Folder from the Library menu You will then be asked to choose a new location and name for your media folder PowerTunes currently only supports moving the entire media folder as a unit so you cannot choose an existing folder and combine the contents of the two There is also a checkbox located near the bottom of the sheet that lets you opt to make a new copy of the media folder rather than moving the existing folder Note that if you choose a destination on a different disk from the existing media folder PowerTunes will automatically copy the media folder After choosing your location PowerTunes will proceed to move copy the media folder to the new location After that is done it will then modify the selected library to point to the new media folder location PowerTunes will automatically quit and relaunch iTunes which forces iTunes to rescan the new media folder and update its tracks to make sure they all point to the correct new locations If you have multiple

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/moving%20your%20media%20folder.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Switching a library's media folder
    sheet will be displayed that lets you choose what media folder you would like to switch the selected library over to PowerTunes will change the library s media folder and open up the library so that iTunes can have a chance to update its database with the new locations of all the music and video files in the library When selecting a new media folder in order for iTunes to be able to recognize where the songs are located in the new folder the new media folder must have the same organization as the old media folder did If there is a track that does not exist in the new media folder or is not located in the same subfolder or has a different filename then that track will continue to refer to its music file in the old location If you do a switch and have some of these stray tracks that are still in the old media folder you can use the Organize Library command located in the File menu under the Library submenu in iTunes In the window that comes up check the Consolidate Files checkbox then click OK iTunes will copy any files from their locations

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/switching%20a%20library%27s%20media%20folder.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Fixing dead tracks
    of the track you ve selected such as the track s Name Album and Artist fields All tracks that match some of these criteria are then displayed in the Search Results list located in the middle of the window Choose the match you would like to use If you see in the list of matches the file that you d like to have put back into iTunes select it from the Search Results list If the file you want to use is not found by the search you can click the Choose File button to pick out a file manually This will be necessary if the file resides on a disk that is not indexed by Spotlight such as a network disk or a burned CD DVD Select how you would like to have the track fixed There are three ways PowerTunes can go about fixing a dead track Leave the file in its current location This option will not move or copy the file and instead add it directly to iTunes Since there is no way to directly change the file the original track refers to the original track s options will be copied to the newly added track the new track will be added into all the same playlists the original track was in and then the original track will be removed from iTunes Note that if you re running a version of iTunes prior to version 9 0 the Date Added field of the track will not be retained after fixing it Move the file to the dead track s original location This option is only enabled if the match you chose resides on the same disk as the original track It will move and rename the file to the last known location of the dead track i e the Original location shown below the list of dead tracks at the top of the window iTunes will then be able to relink the existing track automatically Copy the file to the dead track s original location This is the same as the previous option but will make a new copy of the file to the dead track s original location and can be used even if the match you chose is on a different disk than the original track There are two ways you can proceed to fix the track Single track fix Click the Fix Track button and PowerTunes will fix the selected track as you have specified Multiple track fix If you click the Fix Multiple Tracks button PowerTunes will perform an additional scan of the folder that contains the new file you have selected to use in iTunes in place of the dead track If PowerTunes finds additonal matches in the same folder that correspond to other dead tracks it will display them to you in a list and you can choose to fix all of the tracks at once For example if you had an entire album that had gone missing you can

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/fixing%20dead%20tracks.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Finding orphans
    Find Orphans command from the Library menu PowerTunes will search the library s media folder and compare its contents to the files that are in the library itself Any files that are present in the media folder but aren t in the library will be presented to you in a list Note that only the library you have selected in PowerTunes is searched if you have other libraries that use this same media folder it s possible that some of the listed files are in one of those libraries just not the one you re looking at at the moment There are three ways to deal with these orphaned files you can add them to your library move them to the trash or just leave them alone First click the checkboxes next to any number of folders or files to choose which files you d like to work with you can option click any checkbox to check or uncheck ALL the items in the list If you then click the Add to Library button PowerTunes will add the tracks to the selected iTunes library after which they will disappear from the list since they are no longer orphaned If you click the Move to Trash button those files will be moved to the trash which also removes them from the list Note that if you check a folder and click Move to Trash PowerTunes will only move the files that you see in the list to the trash Any other files which are in that folder but don t appear in the list because they re in the iTunes library will not be moved to the trash You can also click the magnifying glass next to a file or folder to reveal its location in the Finder When you are

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/finding%20orphans.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Copying music and video
    can Import files directly into a particular library Copy individual tracks between libraries Copy playlists and their tracks between libraries Merge entire libraries together into a single library For various technical reasons the following types of items cannot be directly copied from one library to another Podcasts read here for how to transfer podcasts manually PDFs Digital booklets URL tracks e g internet radio stations Finding orphans Importing files into

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/copying%20music%20and%20video.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Importing files into a library
    gives you additional options for importing into your libraries You can drag files directly from the Finder onto one of your libraries in PowerTunes and PowerTunes will automatically open up that library and import the dragged files into iTunes You can also drop files directly on a particular playlist and PowerTunes will also add the dropped files to that playlist after performing the import No song options are copied when

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/importing%20files%20into%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Copying tracks between libraries
    any song options after doing so You can also specify whether you want the files for the dragged tracks to be copied into the library s media folder You can also drag tracks directly into an existing playlist in another library To do this drag and hold the tracks over a library for a couple seconds that library will spring load selecting it so that its contents are displayed to

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/copying%20tracks%20between%20libraries.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Copying playlists between libraries
    All the tracks contained in the dragged playlists will be imported into the destination library and PowerTunes will copy over all those tracks song options as well PowerTunes will also recreate each dragged playlist in the destination library and add the newly imported tracks into the new playlist so you will end up with identical playlists in the destination library as you had in the original library Smart playlists are

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/copying%20playlists%20between%20libraries.html (2016-04-25)
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