disappearing music...

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  1. fisherking macrumors 601

    fisherking

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    #1
    my GF called me over tonite; half of her iTunes library is missing. whole albums, even everything by certain artists...

    i checked the music folder itself, and none of it is there. so, somehow....all these things were deleted.

    unfortunately, she has a new backup drive (from november)...and none of it is there. so this is not new...

    most of it's from amazon, so...replaceable. a bunch of albums from (no longer owned) cds. ugh.

    the real question is: any idea what could have happened? it's clean, i.e. not one album has a song or 2 left, it's definitely entire albums.

    weird...
    any ideas???
     
  2. fisherking thread starter macrumors 601

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    thanx, but...nothing that really applies here, but...will do some more research.
    any other ideas, anyone?
     
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    interesting thread on the apple forums about this, a scary number of posts.
    may be related to syncing with her iPhone... it's too clean to be random...
     
  4. fisherking thread starter macrumors 601

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    so...ran data recovery on the mbp...3 hours later, had THOUSANDS of mp3s, but no structure (and lots of odd-named files); her music is there, but a lot more stuff too (including files from 3 years ago, when the macbook was mine).

    so really...useless. so 1/2 of her library deleted itself (possibly, as i mentioned, when syncing with the iPhone). unbelievable.

    :(
     

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