View Full Version : ITunes-songs,play lists,albums are all gone

Aug 2, 2012, 04:38 PM
When I open iTunes all the songs etc. are gone. OS 10.8 sys. I know there is a way to get them back, but I can't wrap my brain around it.
Please help and thanks !

Aug 2, 2012, 04:45 PM
If you close iTunes, then relaunch it while holding the Option key, you should be able to select your library, unless it's been deleted or damaged. If it's gone, restore from a backup.

Aug 2, 2012, 05:04 PM
Also, it's possible your entire library might be hiding in your iTunes folder. Your music's default location is stored in Users>Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>Music. If it's all there, simply drag and drop it into your iTunes library (although you will lose your playlist information).

Aug 3, 2012, 01:25 PM
Thanks to both of you for your ideas and help
With that info I did a bunch of searching in my backups and found the iTunes XML. File. I drug it to iTunes and that got things going. A few tweaks and I am back !!!!