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My OS is win 7 64 bit and I have iTunes installed.  I created a few MP3 files in Sony Sound Force ver 10.0 and saved on the HD.  
I tried to copy from the windows explorer to one of my Playlists in iTunes by highlighting in the Win Exp, and then dragging onto the playlist which is in focus.  But the file was not copied.  
I am at a lost how to copy from a dir in win exp to iTunes.  Can a Guru please show me how to do it as I rarely use iTunes, only to sync the new MP3 files to my Apple iPhone 3G.
Thank u.
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by:akahan
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Open iTunes.

Choose "File" from the ribbon across the top.
Choose "Add File to Library"
Navigate to the song you want to import into iTunes, and select it.
If you want to import a whole folder of songs, then choose "Add Folder to Library" instead of "Add File to Library".
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by:jegajothy
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In response to Akahan, I am sorry I lost u there in the steps.
I managed to click on File, then Add file to Library, selected the MP3 files and added.
    But how do I view the contents of the Library?
    And from the Library how do I add to a PlayList that I have.
My apologies for being so basic.  Thank u.
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If you are currently seeing the iTunes Store, click the "library" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

In the upper lefthand corner of the screen, just under "File," click the rectangular button and select "music" from the list of options presented.

From the set of buttons at the top middle of the screen, click "Songs".

When you cursor over a song title, a right-point arrow appears.  Click on that, and then "add to" from the dropdown menu to add to a playlist.

If you're not seeing what I'm describing, maybe you could post a screen cap showing what you ARE seeing.
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In response to Akahan's attached is the file, on what I see on my desktop.  Hope u can figure out what I am doing wrong.  Please give me a sequence of steps.  Thank u
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You're seeing EXACTLY what is in my response, you're just misinterpreting the screen.

When you're in the "default" screen, you're in exactly the right place.  The library.
When you click on iTunes Store, it is taking you to the iTunes Store which is NOT where you want to be.

So in Figure 1, which is the library, you're looking at your music, which is a list of the files in your library.

And, in Figure 1, you see Songs, at the top middle of the screen, exactly where it's supposed to be.

Your problem, I think, is that you are construing the button that means 'take me to the library' as a sign that 'you are looking at the library,' when it's the opposite.  If you see a button that says Library, you're not in the library.
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In response to Akahan, I am not having luck yet.  I clicked on File and then "view in windows explorer", and then I tried to drag from Win exp to this in iTunes.  It shows the file as copied but when I switch back to iTunes, it does not show in the library.
I wonder if there is a step by step for dummies like me.  Sorry about this confusion on my part, but I seldom use iTunes.  Thank
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The file won't show in the library if it does not have metadata embedded in it so that iTunes knows the title, album, artist, etc.   It can't figure that out from the filename.  So for songs that you have ripped from CD, depending on what software you used to rip the songs, and how you had the software set, the necessary information will be lacking.  Do you know how to embed the metadata (song name, artist, album) in the mp3s, or do you know if it's already there?
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by:jegajothy
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in response to akahan, I used Sony Sound Forge to save it as a MP3 file.  so no such data was saved with it, and also I am not sure whether Sony Sound Forge could also do this feature. Thank u.
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thank u
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