How to retrieve multiple tracks from iCloud to iMac?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by bomaya, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. bomaya macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2013
    Surrey, England
    I have a problem which I'm hoping someone has an answer to. Go back a couple of months and I have iTunes with around 20,000 songs on it - 90% of which are cd rips and conversions from tape n vinyl that I did years ago. The rest are iTunes purchases and other random bits. I buy iTunes match as a back-up.

    Then the pc with iTunes on blows up and I buy an iMac as a replacement. Using iTunes match and iCloud plus transferring some files over manually from an external HD, I know have all my music back (albeit with a lot of duplication) but the vast majority of my library is just sitting in the cloud. For various reasons I want all that music sitting back on my own computer again and I cannot understand why there isn't some easy/obvious way to do this. Anything that isn't an iTunes purchase has a cloud symbol next to it meaning I have to click this to manually get that track downloaded.

    Do I really have to do this manually for the rest of the 17000 or so songs that are still in the cloud or is there some way I haven't thought of to get them all back in one go?

    Begging for help here guys. :)
  2. prlog123 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2013
    retrieve multiple tracks from iCloud to iMac?

    Make sure your Mac is running OS X v10.7.4 or later.
    Turn on iCloud.
    Free iCloud email account.
    Enable Photo Stream in iPhoto or Aperture.
    Enable automatic downloads in iTunes.
    Turn on iCloud for the rest of your devices.
    May be this will help you.

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