Downloading previously uploaded music

alms

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 16, 2003
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Boston
If you delete a Matched or Purchased song from your local iTunes library, you can download it again later from iCloud. But what about Uploaded songs?

I just deleted some Uploaded songs from iTunes running on my Mac. When asked, I said that the songs should not be deleted from iCloud. I know that the songs are still available from iCloud, because I can access them from my iPhone. But I can't find any way to re-download them onto my Mac.

I was hoping that I could have my library basically live in iCloud, and only keep local copies on my Mac of the stuff I'm listening to a lot. But it looks like I won't be able to do this with the songs that are Uploaded.

Does anyone know different? Is there any way to re-download uploaded content?
 

Mal

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
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Orlando
You should just have the little download icon available, or right-click on them and select download. Make sure you have the iCloud Download column visible for the first method. I just tested this with one of my uploaded songs, and it worked perfectly.

jW
 

alms

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 16, 2003
62
22
Boston
You should just have the little download icon available, or right-click on them and select download. Make sure you have the iCloud Download column visible for the first method. I just tested this with one of my uploaded songs, and it worked perfectly.
That's very strange. I have the iCloud Download column visible, but there is nothing in it.

How did you delete the songs from your library? Maybe that's the problem. I'm thinking that I might have decided ultimately to delete the files using the Finder instead of deleting them from within iTunes. Maybe that messed things up.

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Okay, I fixed it.

Since I couldn't download the music files, I decided to delete the songs from my library in iTunes. When I did that, the download icons appeared! So I'm all set. The problem was using the Finder to delete the files in the first place.
 
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