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The good news is that your music libraries are physically on your external hard drive and weren't deleted.
The bad news is that you might lose your playlists and other things (like ratings and playcounts).
Then, after making sure that everything has copied over and your have re-built your playlists, I would then delete the two backups you have (since they are disorganized) and create a new, single backup of your library as-is.
Just make sure to create the backup on a hard drive different from the one it is currently on and don't use i Tunes to create the backup, manually copy the main i Tunes folder (where everything is) over to the backup.
This became an issue because my DJ software, Traktor, was also using the 2 locations for its dedicated music library. : My laptop had begun to show signs of breaking down, so naturally my primary worry was saving my i Tunes library. I now turn to the Apple Community, hopefully to other DJs here...
My goal and original intention was to merge both the aforementioned newly-created i Tunes Media Folder and the old, pre-consolidated i Tunes library. Simply Copy both the incomplete i Tunes Media Folder & the pre-consolidated i Tunes library onto an external HDD, and drag them both into a newly-downloaded i Tunes on my new Windows 8.1 laptop (of which I still have not acquired.) A. The good news is that your music libraries are physically on your external hard drive and weren't deleted.
Nearly all of my songs now have exclamation points, i Tunes cannot locate anything from my library.
I have completed these steps, and both libraries are safe and intact on my external HDD. Merge the 2 aforementioned libraries into 1 consolidated collection, a new i Tunes Media Folder. The bad news is that you might lose your playlists and other things (like ratings and playcounts).
This method would simplify my DJ program reading from 2 locations as well. The main issue is that your i Tunes library was a mess before you initially consolidated it and it was still a mess afterwards.
My solution to this was to back-up my old, pre-consolidation i Tunes library and use both the newly-created i Tunes Media Folder in conjunction with my backed-up i Tunes library. I want to avoid using the copied libraries mentioned in the "Background" portion of my inquiry.
The result was having i Tunes read all my music from 2 separate locations. i Tunes and Traktor read my music from both locations with ease, no issues. Changed i Tunes Media folder location to F: Consolidated Music Library , aka a specified folder on my external HDD. Checked the boxes for "Keep i Tunes Media folder organized" & "Copy files to i Tunes Media folder when adding to library". The exclamation points on all my music worries me because I know that if I attempt to consolidate again, I understand that nothing will be copied if i Tunes cannot locate any of the music. Apple is EXTREMELY finicky with their data-transfer solutions, I simply cannot risk losing my data by relying on their support.