just posted on music board but you guys may know too..
here's the deal
1) My laptop died. fortunately i had backed up all my music a couple of days before
2) i had to format my laptop to get it running again
3) with the laptop back up and running i copied over my music from my external hard drive to the new computer
4) i downloaded and opened itunes - set C: documents > itunes music as the library location
5) it found only the majority of my music. for example it hasn't got a lot of things i have got recently even though they are on the pc in the correct folders
6) there are no playlists, ratings or play counts at all
7) i tried importing some old library.xml files (i hadn't backed up the actual library file that recently to the computer dying) but it hasn't done anything
I have searched on the internet and nothing seems to answer my question. please help...