itune playlist

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I just reset my PC and reinstall iTunes. I backup and restore the "iTunes Music Library.xml" in the itunes folder on the c drive. I opened my iTunes, all the playlist is there but some of the songs where not found. I looked at the xml file and the location of the music file is upposed to be on the L drive but it is pointed to the C drive. I changed it but when I closed it, it changed it back to the C drive. I have 200 songs but 100 of them cannot be found.  If I manually locate them one by one, it will then work. Which xml file should I change the location so that I don't jhave to repeat the same thing 100 times. Thanks
mynetAsked:
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mynetAuthor Commented:
Nothing seems to work. I have to rebuild my playlist.
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cheers4beersCommented:
Is the L drive a local drive, or a network drive?
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TribusCommented:
I personally copy the entire iTunes directory to the music library when backing up iTunes and then put it back in place before re-installing.
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mynetAuthor Commented:
L drive is my second hardrive on my PC. Everything worked fine before I reformat the PC. When I restore the playlist, everything is there except that some of the song could not be located. I don't understand because some of the songs are in the same directory as the ones that work.
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TribusCommented:
You may have to delete your entire library and then add the music directory manually by using File>Add Folder To Library.

Then perhaps your playlists will work.  Worst case here, as long as you have your music backed up is that you may have to manually re-create your playlists.

iTunes is strange like that sometimes.  I highly recommend keeping a iTunes full folder backup regularly if you have/use a lot of music.
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mynetAuthor Commented:
Nothing seems to work. I have to rebuild my playlist
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