disappearing music...

fisherking

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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???
 

fisherking

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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...
 

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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.

:(