rebuilding Itunes library on a windows machine and music after a hard drive crash.

The hard drive of my windows 7 machine recently crashed and I had to replace it and reinstall everything.  I'm running windows 7 pro on an HP pavilion with two internal drives.

In my original configuration I had set my i-tunes media file to save everything to the second drive rather than the one my operating system was on so all of my I-tunes files including  (I'm assuming) the i-tunes library files are still intact.

What's the best way to go about rebuilding I-tunes and re-syncing with an old IPod an Iphone 4 and an Ipad (none of which have the complete library on them)

Is there a way to reconnect to the files on this second drive so I don't have to rebuild all the play lists or am I stuck with having to re-import all the media files in and creating the play lists by hand.
BLCSwimmerAsked:
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Run5kCommented:
I have previously helped my daughter under similar circumstances, and as a result I keep a pair of Apple tutorials in my bookmark collection:

iTunes - Back Up and Restore Your Library

iTunes - How to Backup and Restore Playlists
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akahanCommented:
If your iTunes media, and the library (the set of files that tells iTunes where the music is) were on your second drive, then you would just reinstall iTunes, and go to Edit/Preferences/Advanced, and set the iTunes Media Folder location to the folder on that second drive that contains the file "iTunes Library.itl"
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BLCSwimmerAuthor Commented:
Worked great.  Thanks.
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