I have a external hard drive with my music on it. i have files with a dcmname  on it and no mp3's. where are my music files?

I also have other  acc files that are now gone. But my music plays in itunes. Anyone know how to get the files back?

i solved my problem.all my music is in a folder in  the itunes folder called music. Really strange but at least i know where my music is now.

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