Fiancee deleted iTunes music.

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  1. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    Well the title says it all, she went in and deleted the entire music folder under Finder. She an ipod (old nano), which will replace much of the music. Her main concern is that her tv shows are gone for good, and that the purchases cannot be downloaded again. I have tried to find something on this, but came up empty handed. Thanks in advance for your help fellas!
     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    If the tv shows and such are still on one of her iPods, she can use Senuti to get it back. This worked well for me, but I only had songs. :eek:
     
  3. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well her ipod does not do videos, so that's an issue
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Sorry, but why did she delete the folder?

    AND emptied the trash, I assume?
     
  5. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    under store in the menu bar select check for purchases... and it will download your purchased files back, but make sure and back them up after that as i think you can only download them back one time
     
  6. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah we tried that, all it says is that all purchases have be downloaded.
     
  7. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well she is on a macbook with 60 gigs, and she thought these were some stray files and it turns out that they weren't.
     
  8. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    Contact apple and explain what happened and ask them to reauthorize you to download all the shows again. They will do so. I had trouble with one song once where I lost it completely and needed to redownload.
     
  9. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks spine, I guess she will have to wait until the morning. Thanks for your help all.

    I will tell her to be more careful.
     
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  11. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    i think that's a little too drastic
     
  12. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL! don't think I haven't thought of that, what if she gets her hands on my imac???? :eek:
     
  13. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Email iTunes Store customer support and they will re-post all of your purchased items to your iTunes account. If you have used this option already, they won't be able to.

    link

    You have to mention that the files have been moved into the trash and deleted, otherwise they will tell you to search your hard drive.
     
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  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    First it's your iTunes, then it's your clothes, and then you're not supposed to hang out with your friends, because they're a "bad influence...." :eek: ;) :D

    (just kidding)

    There are some more software suggestions and tips in this thread...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?&threadid=361747
     
  16. kygeographer macrumors member

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    I just sprayed Coke all over my monitor. Thanks:p
     
  17. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    I opened up the thread expecting everyone to be saying the same thing about the wedding! I was shocked everyone was so sane - imagine if it was *your* iTunes ;)
     
  18. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that's what backups are for, right? ;)
     
  19. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    And this is why Apple are introducing Time Machine - to get people to actually make those backups (a bit more often).
     
  20. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you just put iTunes gift cards on your wedding list?
     
  21. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody backs up.
     
  22. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Speak for yourself!
     
  23. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah she once said, I have never deleted anything that I didn't want to, Time machine is a waste. She is looking at external hard drives now, even before leopard. :)
     
  24. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    You'd better back up a statement like that before the onslaught ensues. (pun intended)
     
  25. Serge N Gin macrumors member

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    That remark has really got my back up!
     

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