LOST Library.itl and .xml Files! HELP!!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by whyrichard, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello!


    I have inadvertantly deleted my itunes library.itl and itunes music library.xml files!!!

    i have all the music, but none of their information tags!!!!
    (these are important to me!)

    can i retrieve them? it's on my windows machine, and system restore does not seem to work. can i get the files off of my ipod?


    thanks,
    r.
     
  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    I think the info tags are stored within the music files themselves, aren't they? (At least for MP3 ID3 tags...) Did you already try importing a few to see if you actually have what you think you're missing?
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so there is no way to restore the "my rating" field and the "date added" field to my itunes library?


    really really really wanna....


    r.
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Download an illegal torrent copy of Leopard, fire up Time Machine, make a backup, then go back in time to fix your mistake.

    Barring that, you're screwed if you don't have a backup.
     
  6. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    yeah you pretty have lost those for good.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I was gonna say I wonder if Time Machine covers this. Im sure it does.
     
  8. zephead macrumors 68000

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    You could use an un-delete program like Free Undelete. I used it one time when I accidentally deleted all my bands in iTunes from T - Z and it got them back for me. It should work with the library files too. :)
     

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