Updating itunes library missing songs
i Tunes 12.4 has been out for a few of weeks now, with a subsequent update to i Tunes 12.4.1 to restore the option to Reset Plays, and users are settling into its new way of navigating.Overall, the update is a step in the right direction (see my Macworld review of i Tunes 12.4), but not everyone is happy with all the changes.This tutorial explains how to restore your entire i Tunes library, including your music, videos, and other media, as well as the library and settings files that contain your playlists, play counts, ratings, and comments.Non-Code42 products Information about products from other manufacturers is intended as a resource to help you get the most out of Code42 products.With a bit of work, however, you can create your own custom Recently Added views by setting up smart playlists. i Tunes selects the media kind you are currently viewing at the top of the playlist.So if you're in your Music library, it selects Music as the media kind for the playlist.A number of functions that were previously available from contextual menus have been moved to menu bar menus, which has made the contextual menus trimmer and easier to work with.
You can only see albums; not artists, genres, or songs.The most visible change to i Tunes 12.4 is what Apple calls the Media Picker.This menu at the top left of the i Tunes window replaces a customizable row of icons that allows you to switch from one media library (Music, Movies, TV Shows, etc.) to another.If you check the View Media Kind library, you'll see that there are keyboard shortcuts to quickly access the different media kinds.These aren't new; they've been in i Tunes for a long time, but most people don't use them. Also new in i Tunes 12.4 is a Recently Added entry in the sidebar.