3,200+ Songs lost through iTunes!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by musicpyrite, May 17, 2004.

  1. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    Cape Cod
    #1
    Well it had to happen one day.

    Let me tell you what went wrong:

    I was importing a CD with some music on it, and got board and decided to watch a DVD (I had already ripped the movie to my HD). So all of a sudden my computer froze. So I go on my fater's computer and open terminal and type "ssh Daniel@10.0.1.2" well I wait a while and nothing happens, so i figure I'll just have to do a force restart by holding down the power button for 5 seconds. I do that and my computer starts back up, I open iTunes and it give me a warning that says something like this "iTunes has a problem and will create a new music library name 'iTunes 4 Music (damaged)"
    Well this isn't good, so I try to import all my music, but when I do I can't select 600+ folders (all my music is in there). So I try to individually import each one, but it wont show my paly count or my ratings or anyting!
    I'm really pi**ed off right now.

    Does anybody have a any idea how to import all my music at once, WITH the playcount/rating/ect.?

    BTW, I have a 15 GB iPod with 2800 songs on it.
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    akron , ohio
    #2
    my guess is, the playcount and other info would be in the .xml file or in the database file, in the itunes folder... so just copy those files too.
    and u said you cant select all the music folders at once? why is that? why cant u just copy 'iTunes' folder to the new comp?
     
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    Location:
    London, England
    #3
    At least you still had the mp3 files, last week I lost a 60gb HD with 6600+ track on it. Once I replaced the drive I had to reimport the mp3s from my DVD back ups. I was thankful that i had recently backed up my mp3 to
    dvd, and only had to re rip about 10 cds. In the near future i intend getting a 250gb FW dirve to use as a backup using Backup. Backup will alow you to back up you to back up your "iTunes Music Library" & "iTunes Music Library.xml" files to idisk, FW or cd/dvd.
     
  4. Flowbee macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

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    Alameda, CA
    #4
    Musicpyrite, meet Karma...

    :D :p
     

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