MacBook suddenly unable to access/use shared music library...

Created at: 2021-03-10 09:26:10
Questioner General

I recently had to rebuild my preferences from scratch (when my Time Machine backups failed) and... Since then, my MacBook has only been able to share my iTunes music library once. Any ideas on where I may be going wrong?



my library resides in a MacPro running Mojave

my MacBook is running Catalina

(there were no problems until the recent rebuild)



the MacBook does see the library, but fails to load/play any of the material... i just get the spinning wheel before eventual time-out...

Answer #1:

By: Cole Langosh

I recently had to rebuild my preferences from scratch (when my Time Machine backups failed) and... Since then, my MacBook has only been able to share my iTunes music library once. Any ideas on where I may be going wrong?



my library resides in a MacPro running Mojave

my MacBook is running Catalina

(there were no problems until the recent rebuild)



the MacBook does see the library, but fails to load/play any of the material... i just get the spinning wheel before eventual time-out...

Answer #2:

By: Prof. Marge Corkery

ADDITION: The MacBook now seems to be playing songs, but...



Even though my complete collection of playlists is displayed normally, the playlists are all empty.



So... The Mac Pro --which houses the library-- seems to be functioning normally, but the sharing MacBook is receiving the songs and the playlist names only.