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Anaru

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 8, 2014
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Hey all,

First up, I'm not talking about "apple music" as I don't have a subscription and this is an old purchase.

In the Music app on my mac (Big Sur), I can go to "iTunes store and search for "Do to the Beast" by The Afghan Whigs. There it is, marked as "purchased".

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Then I go to "purchased", still in the iTunes store tab, and there it isn't.
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WTF. I don't even have the option to buy it again. Can anyone help me out here? I just want it in my itunes library where it belongs.
 

Partron22

macrumors 68030
Apr 13, 2011
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Can you find a Mac with an older OS? That might help.
I've taken all my purchased tracks on a trip thru Audacity. I don't put them on cloud. Everything I've bought has stayed mine so far.
 

Anaru

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 8, 2014
12
1
Thanks for the suggestion,

I looked on my old MBA and saw the album was still on that macs HD. That helped my figure out the real issue - I had "hidden" the album at some point in the past.

So mea culpa ☺️, but maybe a UX opportunity for Apple - eg "You have 5 hidden albums" in a discrete location on the library screen, in iTunes where it says "purchased" instead of buy - maybe "hidden"? That would have solved my problem anyway.
 
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