Accidently moved all my music from itunes to trash, how to restore?

mpc91

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hi there

I accidentally choose the option to delete media folder like an idiot when i emptied my iTunes library.

is there a way to restore my items back to the original folder as they were before?

as i know i can copy and paste however all the names are messed up and they are out of their folders

thank you
 

ncrypt

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Try entering Time Machine and restoring the folder from there (even if you don't have a backup disk configured since TM also makes local copies)
 
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Zxxv

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Cmd(command) A, two finger click over the highland files. Choose 3rd option down - Put back.
 

mpc91

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Is it still in the trash?
OPen the trash, right click the item(s) and select "Put Back"
put back inst an option i think its because they were deleted by iTunes?
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Cmd(command) A, two finger click over the highland files. Choose 3rd option down - Put back.
put back inst an option i think its because they were deleted by iTunes?
 

Zxxv

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put back inst an option i think its because they were deleted by iTunes?
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put back inst an option i think its because they were deleted by iTunes?
Ah in that case. Try Cmd A all of them and then drag them into the open iTunes program? Hold them there till it shows they’ll go in. Should be a second or two hold.

Or if that doesn’t work find your iTunes program folder in finder and drag them to there and then go into iTunes and scan for/add new music. Saying that can’t you add new music from iTunes and select the bin?

...but I’m surprised you don’t have a put back option.
Maybe someone else can help further.
[doublepost=1549478949][/doublepost]Or could you do an undo last action from iTunes itself? In the main taskbar menu, edit, undo.