Force iTunes 11.0.1 to scan iTunes Music Folder for New Music
Posted on 2012-12-31
I wanted to delete a single song from iTunes. I was in the Genre view and had the "Classical" genre highlighted on the left and the song on the right. But for whatever reason, the "point of focus" when I pressed delete was not the song but the genre. I ended up deleted over 500 songs from that genre. Of course, they just went into my recycle bin, and I was able to restore them all to their original location. But I need to find a way to have iTunes scan my iTunes -> iTunes Music folder for songs not in iTunes. I've searched high and low on the internet and have found older postings from older versions of iTunes that explain how to click "Add File to Library" and then pick the iTunes Music folder, but when I do this in version 11.0.1 it won't allow me to select a folder, it only allows me to selete individual files. I'd have to search through hundreds of folders and basically manually select all the missing files.
Is there a way to have iTunes 11 scan its own folder for missing files? I could restore from a Mozy backup, but my library is nearly 70 GB and I'd rather not if I don't have to!