iTunes cannot locate my music files
I am running on Compaq computer running Vista. When I import one of my playlists into the ITunes library, all is well and I can play the music fine. On the Advanced tab in Itunes, I DO NOT have checked the "Keep Itunes music Folders organized" and "Copy Files to Itunes music folder when adding to library".
All is well until I closed down ITunes and then start it up again. When I try and play music from the library, I get the exclaimation point and a message saying that is doesn't know where to find the song, do I want to find it.
Why does it work the first time I import the playlist and then after closing ITunes I lose the locations. I never move the files. I looked at the iTunes Library.xml and there is a path to each song but I don't think that ITunes is using the path.
I even deleted the iTunes Library.itl and that didn't work (I thought that the database would have been re-created from the xml file). It was like ITunes created a new database.
I need my playlists working every time. There is software for the IPhone I want to try where I can stream music from ITunes to my IPhone. This will save me on storage on my IPhone.