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iTunes forum: Itunes damaged my songs library

by: bugi31 April 27, 2012 3:17 AM PDT

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Itunes damaged my songs library

by bugi31 - 4/27/12 3:17 AM

I have a regular PC, WinXP without any Apple products.

I installed iTunes - mostly to prepare playlist before burning, keeping the order of the songs the way I want.

In the Itunes, I opened a library.

Now... all the songs in my computer were in a certain directory with several sub-directories.

Some of my songs are in English, and some in Greek, with Greek fonts, and I have to emphasize that most programs do not work or recognize songs names with Greek fonts.

I defined where I want the iTunes Library - not in the usual place, but in drive D.

Now, I went to iTunes > FILE > Add file to library
What happened was a huge abnormal mess.

I thought that the program generates play-lists without moving the files from their place but I was wrong.

The software created a directory called MUSIC and moved there only part of my songs.

Now I am with songs divided between my original library and the Music Library, almost without any chance to recognize them.

In the Music Library, It created dozens of sub-directories, some by topic (as was in the original library) and dozens of sub-directories under the names of the singers.

Suppose I had directories named songs of the sixties, seventies, classical, jazz and so on.

Now I have dozens of sub-directories defined by singers, each with a single song.

Some other sub-directories remained with the subject's name (such as the "seventies").

I could not recognize any rules for the transfer.

Greek songs names got a fatal damage. Some of them remained unchanged, but most of them were changed into junk Hebrew fonts (as I am writing Hebrew) or question marks.

In short ... Is there a way to undo it?

I suppose that if I try to uninstall the Itunes, I will remain with the Music Library as it is now.

Thanks to the respondents.

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