iTunes Library

1. iTunes Tips
  1. 1.1 best itunes alternatives
  2. 1.2 copy itunes playlist
  3. 1.3 itunes playlist disappeared
  4. 1.4 sync playlist to iphone
  5. 1.5 share itunes playlist
  6. 1.6 itunes playlist
  7. 1.7 itunes tag
  8. 1.8 itunes radio to mp3
  9. 1.9 ios 9 and itunes
  10. 1.10 itunes to ipod
  11. 1.11 music recognition application
2. iTunes Library
  1. 2.1 analyze itunes library
  2. 2.2 itunes library disappeared
  3. 2.3 multiple itunes libraries
  4. 2.4 itunes library location
  5. 2.5 itunes library
  6. 2.6 sync with central itunes library
  7. 2.7 complete solution itunes library
  8. 2.8 reduce itunes library size
  9. 2.9 tag multiple songs in itunes
  10. 2.10 delete itunes library
  11. 2.11 clean up itunes music library
  12. 2.12 share itunes Music library
3. Backup & Recover
  1. 3.1 backup itunes music
  2. 3.2 backup itunes library
  3. 3.3 backup itunes to icloud
  4. 3.4 backup itunes playlist
  5. 3.5 delete itunes backup
  6. 3.6 backup itunes lbirary to external drive
  7. 3.7 backup ebooks windows
  8. 3.8 itunes backup alternative
  9. 3.9 backup ipod music
  10. 3.10 backup ipod to itunes
  11. 3.11 recover itunes library
  12. 3.12 recover lost music from itunes
4. Manage iTunes Library
  1. 4.1 sync itunes library
  2. 4.2 reset itunes library
  3. 4.3 refresh itunes library
  4. 4.4 rebuild itunes library
  5. 4.5 share itunes library
  6. 4.6 remove duplicate itunes library
  7. 4.7 edit itunes library
  8. 4.8 itunes library manager
  9. 4.9 clean up itunes
  10. 4.10 merge itunes libraries
  11. 4.11 remove duplicates from itunes
  12. 4.12 edit itunes music
  13. 4.13 rescan fix library
5. Restore iTunes
  1. 5.1 restore itunes library from iphone
  2. 5.2 restore itunes library
6. To iTunes
  1. 6.1 download itunes radio
  2. 6.2 download podcasts
  3. 6.3 free music songs
  4. 6.4 watch itunes video on tv
  5. 6.5 record online music to itunes
  6. 6.6 play bbc radio in itunes
7. iTunes Transfer
  1. 7.1 transfer itunes to computer
  2. 7.2 itunes radio on android
  3. 7.3 transfer grooveshark to itunes
  4. 7.4 record pandora to itunes
  5. 7.5 download youtube to itunes
  6. 7.6 convert vimeo to itunes
  7. 7.7 convert rhapsody to itunes
  8. 7.8 convert napster to itunes
  9. 7.9 transfer music from flash drive to itunes
  10. 7.10 transfer music from external hard drive to itunes

Your iTunes library is nothing but a database of music and playlists that you have created. Specific information is stored in the iTunes Media folders. When you reset or delete this folder, iTunes will create a fresh and an empty copy when the application is opened but there is all the chance that the playlists, ratings of songs, comments and album art may be lost in the process.

Part1: Problems that you may encounter when resetting an iTunes library

People are under the impression that they may gain valuable storage space when they update their current iDevice to iOS 9. The major problems that they may face when resetting are:

  1. The music playlist and the collection may get disturbed. After the resetting, it is possible that information on entire albums and artists may go missing. Many items may get kicked off the device and some albums may only feature the very first tracks of an album and the rest may be missing.
  2. iTunes may crash when you sync it to the iDevice.
  3. There may be problems where you may find many items duplicated.
  4. You may not be able to sync the album art to your iDevice correctly.
  5. Another common problem faced is that the iTunes tends to get stuck on waiting for items to copy’ and waiting for changes to be made’ steps. Users may have to wait for hours here.
  6. Some people have found it difficult when upgrading to iOS 9 as they were not able to sync files with iTunes under the Wi-Fi mode circumstances.

Part2: How to go about resetting iTunes without the danger of losing playlists and other valuable data?

How do I reset iTunes to look at a library of music?

Step 1. Quit iTunes. Delete the 2 files (iTunes library.itl and iTunes library.xml) in Music/iTunes/. Start iTunes.

reset iTunes library-Delete files

File - Add to library and select the location of your music. Now you can create your own music library on iTunes.

reset iTunes library-creat playlist

When you reset or update playlists in the iTunes, there is a chance that you may end up deleting some playlists accidentally. You can reset and restore by replacing iTunes Library.itl with a file which is older. If you have not reset or upgraded the library for some time, then you may not find the deleted playlist in iTunes at all. The best tool here is to restore the playlists from iPod, iPhones or iPads with

Part3: The fast and easy way to reset iTunes library without losing metadata or playlists

iMusic-This powerful tool will enable you to reset and restore playlists on iTunes and you will be able to transfer these lists from all your iDevices if you have been able to sync the playlists on iTunes before you deleted them.

iMusic is one of the best media managing music for the iPhone, iPod and the iPad.

  • Download music from more than 300 music sites by copying and pasting the URL.
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  • Built-in music library let you browse and preview the lattest and hottest music.
  • Automatically save downloaded/recorded music to library for management and easy transfer.
  • Identify and tag music with artist, title, album, genre, and more with the latest technology.

Step 1. Connect the iOS device on your PC and launch KeepVid Music. It will automatically detect a particular device. Click "Device". KeepVid Music supports all iPhone, iPad Mini and iPod Touch models.

reset iTunes library-launch KeepVid Music

Step 2. After selecting "transfer music to iTunes", click "Start" button to go ahead with the process. Then select the playlist options and copy to iTUnes.

reset iTunes library-click start

reset iTunes library-select playlist options

The restoration of iTunes and its resetting will be complete in this way and you can check the playlist once it is done. The ratings of items and the play counts will all be transferred to iTunes by default from the iOS devices.

How-to > Manage iTunes > How to Reset iTunes Library without Losing Metadata or Playlists

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