Can anyone please help me, I updated my Itunes to the latest version, all the songs came up ok but the only ones I can play are the purchased ones, the others say "the original files are lost would you like to locate them" but I am dont know where to look? any ideas
In i Tunes,click on file, then add file to the library, then shift /highlight batches of mp3's in the location you have found them. (about 10 at a time) - they should import ok. Maybe try one to start with.I always keep "My Music" folder backed up on an external USB HD drive in case of this sort of problem. Adding file to the library seems to work better than copying in windows explorer and has the advantage of leaving the originals in their location as back up.
I set up iTunes not to auto synch. Then you can use iPod as an external hard drive and import from it via My Computer / HD letter for iPod then find songs in folder tree and import them to a new folder in my music. If you have already auto synched, it may be too late. Have you actually located the files? Maybe worth uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes.Do you have back ups?