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