Use Not In iTunes feature on an external hard drive or USB

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Not In iTunes feature does not detect music on an external hard drive or USB drive.

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Tune Sweeper on the PC uses the Windows Search service to find music on your computer. Therefore, Tune Sweeper can only search for music in locations that are included in the Windows search settings.

It is likely that external hard drives and USB drives are not included in the Windows Search configuration. You can, however, add those drives to Windows Search:

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  • Choose Start, immediately type index, and press Enter to select Indexing Options
  • Windows 7 shows you the Indexing Options dialog box.
  • Wait until you can leave your computer alone for a few hours. Indexing a big folder can take a long time.
  • Click the Modify button.
  • Windows shows you the Indexed Locations dialog box.
  • Click the checkboxes next to the drive you want to add.
  • When you're done, click OK.

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Tom Biesma wrote...
Ik thinking of buying Tunes Sweeper, especially for the option finding songs at my mac not in iTunes. But I have the iTunes archive at my iMac and many songs not in iTunes in an external disk and in an NAS. Despite of that I can use Tunes Sweeper in my special situation?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Tom Biesma Tune Sweeper primarily searches for tracks that are on your local drive. Depending on the settings of your NAS, these tracks may not be included. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Tune Sweeper first as this will display all of the tracks that it is able to locate before committing to a purchase.
Gavin James wrote...
Tune Sweeper removed music from my NAS and it was quite a lot of music.
Jockel wrote...
I have an external drive that has all my backup music. How do I point Tune Sweeper to this drive to find the missing music. Over time some songs have disappeared from the Mac iTunes collection and I want to resync from backup drive. If this is not possible could I point Tune Sweeper to data DVD's I have done a file back to.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jockel Please ensure that your external drive has been indexed within Windows as Tune Sweeper will only search indexed drives.