How do I get iTunes to make more playlists like it did before?
November 23, 2006 5:48 PM   Subscribe

iTunes 7 playlist help. I have music located on two different HD's on my computer, I imported the first batch of music okay and it added playlists for each album/artist automatically, but not for the second batch of music I imported. How can I have iTunes make another batch of artist/album playlists?
posted by Mijo Bijo to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I forgot to mention, I am using a Windows system.
posted by Mijo Bijo at 6:08 PM on November 23, 2006

Once you have a library (which you would after the using the Import option), future music should be added using the "Add Music to Library" option. At least, that's how it works on my Mac.
posted by dobbs at 7:23 PM on November 23, 2006

I had no problem adding it to the library, but the automatically generated playlists that it made when I first added music the library did not occur, like it did with the first installment of music.
posted by Mijo Bijo at 7:35 PM on November 23, 2006

I have never had iTunes automatically create playlists for artists and albums. Are you sure the playlists did not already exist, and were simply imported along with the songs themselves? In any case, in the iTunes browser, find the artist or album you want, and then drag it to the Source column to automatically create a playlist.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:21 PM on November 23, 2006

I never heard of this. Anyway, why create playlists for each album/artist? iTunes already lets you group and browse that way pretty easily. I prefer to save my sidebar space for real playlists that involved effort and imagination to create, not playlists that are just made up of album tracklists.
posted by evariste at 11:09 PM on November 23, 2006

I think you might be misusing the term "playlists". What exactly did iTunes do when you imported the first batch, and what did it do different the second time? Whereabouts in the iTunes window did these "playlists" appear?
posted by cillit bang at 4:42 AM on November 24, 2006

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