[SOLVED] itunes backup question

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i've backed up everything in itunes manually without time machine and all the songs all have been renamed something like 03_songtitle or similar, does that mean if i ever have to bring them back to itunes that's what they will be called in there?
 

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And as a note, you have to name them in iTunes. Not the actual file. One way to check is to name it in iTunes then reveal in finder to check. That may be under sorting tab if I remember correctly.

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Gary
 
the name displayed in a playback application like iTunes isn't always the same as the file name (there is 'metadata' associated like the artist and title of the song/album, etc the program can read). The preceding number in those file names is generally the track number as on the originating album
 

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i've noticed you can copy itunes files like songs or movies after you've purchased and downloaded them, that's how i backed up everything. i just want to make sure the names appear the same on itunes if i every have to replace them.
 

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Hmm, that's odd. Have you tried Carbon Copy Cloner? I've had music both downloaded and cd's and have not encountered that issue. I have sometimes had to name each song initially if it doesn't transfer over from a cd. But it stays named.

Kind Regards,
Gary
 

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And as a note, you have to name them in iTunes. Not the actual file. One way to check is to name it in iTunes then reveal in finder to check. That may be under sorting tab if I remember correctly.

Kind Regards,
Gary
 

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