is re-loadin iTunes OK? will i lose my music?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by capt.ez, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. capt.ez macrumors newbie

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    i have an error in quicktime and must download and reload it....but it only comes with iTunes, which i have and runs ok..if i do this will will i lose my stuff in iTunes? please advise.
     
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    no. you'll be fine. the music files & library (the database that stores info on what tracks you have and where they are) are stored in a different place to the program/application files and are (largely) untouched by upgrades
    At worst - and i think this is an issue some people have had with iTunes 6.0.2 - it re-names the existing library file as "previous" and makes a new version of it (presumably with some extra 6.0.2 info in it).
    you could always make a backup of the music > iTunes folder to a data dvd if you're worried. (not a bad idea in any case)
     
  3. capt.ez thread starter macrumors newbie

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