iTunes Unable to Locate Music Files

“Hi everyone! I upgraded my Mac OS to latest version. All of sudden, the system terminated which did not finish up installation procedure. Later I resumed the process and finished it. But now I could not locate some of my favorite tracks on iTunes library. I need a solution to fix this issue immediately. Can somebody suggest me a way to do it? Please help me to get my music files back!”

You might have come up here reading this article might have encountered a similar problem just like above mentioned scenario. Since it is very common among Mac users, so hold on and completely read this article.

Get to know some hints- why music files go missing from iTunes.

  • Modifications in system configuration due to software updates
  • Immigrating iTunes version can lead to corrupt library or File system of device
  • Impaired library database of iTunes may lead some problem
  • Suspended transfer of iTunes files between systems
  • Accidentally deleting files from Mac device
  • Removing storage device while using library for playing some songs

Upon facing any missing music files crisis, do not worry thinking about why is my iTunes cannot locate music files? Instead some of the troubleshooting methods are prescribed below just check them out.

1.Simply restart the device

Before adding/overwriting anything to the iTunes library, make sure the system is restarted again.

2.Try updating iTunes version

  • Right click on start menu
  • Click on “Programs and Features” option
  • Choose “Uninstall”
  • Restart device
  • After downloading latest version of iTunes, opt for “Trust this computer” option

3.Check fixing with “locate” option

  • Open iTunes library
  • Double click on the file
  • Opt for “Locate” option
  • Use “Finder” for searching music files that are not been located
  • Click on open to play that song

On executing any of above prescribed methods, the trouble with iTunes need to be fixed. If it still persists then go with next method

4.Seek assistance from recovery application to discover missing music files

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool is all that needed to bring back lost/deleted music files from iTunes. This application assures safe retrieval of media files such as photos, videos and audio files without altering its original data. Some of the supported storage devices includes External hard drives, SSD, USB drives, SD cards, CF cards, iPod, Memory Stick, etc. it finds no compatibility error while working with Operating system versions like Mavericks, Leopard, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard and Yosemite editions. RAW search with the help of unique signatures, particular file can be restored that saves a lot of time.

Recover and playback iTunes track by following steps

Step 1: Press here to download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery utility on your Macintosh

Step 2: Run the application after installation is done

Step 3: Choose either “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” options

Step 4: Select the drive that contains iTunes file folder

Step 5: Upon scanning, a list of restorable files will be displayed, mark desired ones from it

Step 6: Preview recovered music files with the help of “Data View” or “File Type View” options

Step 7: Save the regained files in target location

How to Restore Digital Media on Macintosh Systems?

Mac systems are known for excellent software and hardware build. You might have stored number of files in it. The retina display makes the files more attractive to be viewed on Mac. While using Mac system, you may come across any file loss scenario as in any other computers. Suppose, you have saved lot of media files and saved them on your Mac machine. Lost the media files due to one or the other reasons as given ahead in the webpage. You will start panicking if you do not have any other copy of those files. However, you can retrieve them using the best data restoration software.

Scenarios in which files are lost from digital media on Mac:

  • Emptying Trash deletes all media files on Mac Trash permanently. You will lose your media files if you had forgotten to move important media files back to the folder on Mac volume
  • Transfer process of media files on Mac gets interrupted sometimes due to loose connection in the loop
  • When you format a drive on Mac, media files on Mac system and all other file types will be deleted from the volume
  • If you re-install Mac OS then all files on Mac machine will be deleted. You will lose your media files stored on Mac then

There are many other situations when you lose digital media files from Mac systems. In such situations, you can perform digital media recovery on Mac using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software.

Features of Mac media file recovery software:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software helps you to retrieve media files from any drive of Mac computers. It supports restoring digital media files like RAW images, HD videos, etc. captured using digital devices. You can get back special images like RAW, ARW, MRW, CR2, CRW, PEF, DNG, etc. generated by digital devices. This tool even retrieves files from storage devices attached externally to Mac system. It is compatible with Mac OS X Lion, Leopard and Snow Leopard. This program successfully restores files from MacBooks, iMac and Mac Mini.

Procedure to retrieve digital media files on Mac:

Go here to download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software and install it on your Mac system. Launch the tool and select “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” from main screen. Then select icon of drive on Mac from which you want to restore digital media files and click on “Next”. Select file types from the list on next screen of software and click on “Next” to perform selective search of files. Otherwise click on “Skip” option to scan for all file types on the drive. Software starts scanning selected drive and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”. Select a media file and click on “Preview” option to preview it. Then save recovered files by setting a destination path on a drive other than scanned drive and clicking on “Save” option.

Recover Files From IPod Classic

IPod Classic is the first iPod model released by Apple. This has hard drive as storage media and can store your media files. While enjoying music on iPod you may come across some loss scenarios. Do not panic if you do not have backup of files in such situations. You can extract lost files using recovery software. When files are lost from your iPod Classic, they will be still present on physical drive of iPod but not visible on screen. Recovery software helps you to read and display files from iPod drive efficiently. Suppose you have a Mac computer then you need Mac recovery software and have to connect iPod Classic to it to retrieve data from it. Before knowing about recovery process, let us know about loss scenarios which you may encounter on iPod Classic.

Few scenarios in which iPod Classic files are lost:

  • When you use “Reset” option on iPod Classic then the settings of iPod will be reset to factory settings and all files which you have saved on iPod will be lost
  • If files are attacked by viruses on iPod Classic then they may be deleted from it or viruses may corrupt file system and you lose access to data on iPod
  • Formatting iPod Classic intentionally or unintentionally deleted files from iPod drive. The record of information of file location on storage memory will be deleted after format process
  • You may delete files from iPod Classic accidentally sometimes. You may select delete option instead of some other option by selecting the file which resulted in deletion

Whatever may be the reason for loss of files from iPod Classic, you can extract files from iPod Classic using recovery software. Yodot Mac Photo Recovery restores files from iPod Classic easily.

Enhanced features of Mac photo recovery software:

You can get back your files lost or deleted from iPod Classic using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery on Mac computers. Various media files like videos, audios, pictures, games, etc. can be restored easily by this utility. This program is compatible with Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard and hence can be used to restore files on iPods connected to these systems. You can retrieve files from iPod Classic on iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. It is also possible to restore files from not only iPod Classic but also from other models of iPods like iPod Nano, iPod Mini and iPod Shuffle.

Simple procedure to retrieve files from iPod Classic:

Download Mac Photo Recovery software from here and install it on Mac computer. Connect iPod Classic from which you want to retrieve files to Mac machine and run the tool. Select “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” from main screen. Then select drive of iPod Classic from list of drives on next screen and click on “Next”. Select file types that you are looking for from list of files on software wizard and click on “Next”. Otherwise click on “Skip” option to retrieve all file type files on iPod Classic. Then program starts scanning iPod Classic drive and displays result quickly in two views namely, “Data View” and “File Type View”. Select a file and click on “Preview” option to view the file. Browse a location on computer drive and click on “Save” to save recovered files.