iTunes forum: iTunes Add to Library freezes on strange file

by: davidbaker999 February 29, 2012 2:55 PM PST

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iTunes Add to Library freezes on strange file

by davidbaker999 - 2/29/12 2:55 PM

My iTunes tracks are stored on an external hard drive in the folder:
[hard drive]/iTunes

I want to make a new iMac aware of them so I can play them using iTunes. It is running Lion (10.7.2),

I uncheck "Copy tunes to iTunes media folder..." in iTunes Preferences, select Add to Libary... and navigate to [hard drive]/iTunes

The process starts fine - lots of track names scrolling past at the speed you'd expect. But then it freezes on the track name "download.mp3" and has to be Force Quit.

I don't appear to have a track called "download.mp3". I have used Spotlight and Finder to search for it and looked manually in the likely place (it appears to be very early on in the process). I have also made hidden files visible but to no avail. The closest I have is the folder:
[hard drive]/iTunes/Album Artwork/Download

After Force Quit the local iTunes folder and content appear not to have been updated at all.

Any thoughts as to:
revealing the file download.mp3?
skipping it?
anything else?

Thanks in advance.

David

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