New "please back it up" message in iTunes

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I got the message
    Thank you for purchasing from the iTunes Music Store.
    Your music is valuable - please back it up in case your
    computer fails.

    [ ] Do not show this message again​
    from iTunes after downloading a tune last night.

    I don't remember seeing it before. Is this message new? When did it start appearing?
     

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  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I first saw the message about 6 months ago. There have been multiple threads posted about this already.
     
  3. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, nothing too new. Already been discussed, actually:

    Linkety :D
     
  4. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Thanks! I did do a forum search before posting, but without finding those threads, probably because people put a picture of the text instead of typing the words. I typed the text with future forum searchers in mind. But I also posted the picture in case you didn't believe me! :)

    That still leaves the question of why some of you saw the message 6 months ago and I got it for the first time yesterday, even though I download from iTMS regularly.
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Interesting....

    I wonder if it has anything to do with that one disastrous iTunes update that wiped people's hard drives....
     
  6. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    whoa nelly... never heard of that one
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    It was pulled quickly, like, the next day or so. I couldn't remember all the details, so I Googled it and found the details here. Seems it didn't erase all HDs, but some people did lose a significant amount of data. Kind of embarrassing for Apple.
     
  8. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Maybe this message appears only when Mac OS detects that your computer is going to fail soon, and that's why we see it so rarely. How thoughtful of Apple! :D
     
  9. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that message for the first time when I set up an account for my dad and we bought about 30 songs. Maybe the message comes up when a certain amount of songs are purchased? I thought it was pretty cool too.

    The next day, I bought my 250gig HD and backed everything up. I swear, it had nothing to do with iTunes telling me to...
     
  10. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Scratch that theory. I got the message on two different Macs with two different iTMS accounts, starting the same day. One has many more tunes than the other.
     
  11. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    ABP (already been posted)

    ;)

    But it is a good idea for Apple to do this...
     

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