Argh! iTunes Library 'Do you want to replace existing folders' problem...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sam Cropper, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Sam Cropper macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2008
    Hi... I'm really panicking about my iTunes folder..

    I copied my cousin's itunes music folder onto my external hard drive so I could add it to my own.

    I dragged the artists into my iTunes music folder.

    I was asked whether I wanted to replace existing folders... e.g we both had "Arctic Monkeys" folders.

    I CLICKED REPACE ALL... What a mistake.

    I'm very much into music and I have lots of songs, whereas my cousin only had a small library.

    Now, my "Arctic Monkeys" folder only has a few songs in that she had, and i've lost loads from my library from many artists that both of us had.

    Is there ANY way of getting my music back?! I'll be devastated if not :(

    Thanks, Sam
  2. tshort macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    Look in the trash.

    The better way to combine the libraries is to drag/drop the files into iTunes, rather than trying to manually modify the directory structure.

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