Lost a HD.... and thus all music on it...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by willybNL, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. willybNL macrumors 6502

    Lost a HD.... and thus all music on it... iTunes is telling me I already downloaded all music, and i can't re-download it...

    Is there a way to get the music again? All those $$ i spend on it would be waste if i lost them now due to the HD.
  2. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    The Kitchen
    If the music is on an iPod you can use a app like iPodRip to retrieve your music. Works pretty well in a pinch.
  3. willybNL thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nope... it was only avaiable on that HD.... no raid, no ipod, no backup (to much mb's :).

    Can't imagen apple did not make a solution for this as people really spend a lot of money in it... no way to download it twice?
  4. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    well, i feel your pain willy, but i don't imagine you'll get alot of sympathy. backups are the customer's responsibility. even when you buy something from itunes, there is a message reminding you to backup. you can always buy a bigger backup HD or burn to DVDs (i have 26 such DVDs, plus an external dedicated solely for itunes/iphoto backups).

    back to your dead HD...search for 'data recovery' on the net. if you haven't tried writing to the HD, some sites can ping/search/directorize (if that's a word), your HD and then for a fee, allow you to dload the contents. i did this a few years ago after my boss' wife told me it was ok to wipe a hd and later told me it wasn't..doh.

    some sites offer it right online or others request that you send your HD in. there is 1 fee for scanning your HD and then a more expensive one for retrieving it for you.


    i can't remember which one i used.

    best of luck,
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    lesson learned: always backup.

    apple tell you to back up with every purchase, which is why they aren't going to give you much sympathy. you can try contacting them about re-downloading your purchased music, they they are not obligated to allow you to re-download it.
  6. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005


    i think that is the one i used...
  7. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2003
  8. willybNL thread starter macrumors 6502


    Well... they could make a lot of money if they say: ok... so you already payed it... pay $0.05 extra to download to 2nd computer....

    Just a backup of licences should be suffient for music to backup... a little creative they could be for this kind of stuff :)

    (yep... send it to that adress above)
  9. willybNL thread starter macrumors 6502

    Problem solved by an e-mail to apple.
    Thnx guys.

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