Itunes deleted all my music

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by newguy55, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. newguy55 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iphone and installed itunes on my computer. I have always had a regular mp3 player not made by apple so my files were in .mp3 and .wma format. When I opened itunes it asked if I wanted it to find these files on my comptuer and import them. I said yes thinking this would get them on my phone. However, I did not end up with any songs on my iphone and now my music files are completely gone from my PC as well. I have searched for .mp3 and .wma extensions thinking maybe the files were just moved but no luck, they are gone. So what do I do to get them back?
     
  2. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Importing to iTunes does just that. Imports to iTunes. It's not putting anything on your iPhone until you decide to sync your iPhone to iTunes.
    I think it's highly unlikely all your music is completely gone. It will still be on your computer. Somewhere.

    While im here.. iTunes doesn't do WMA. So I doubt it would import that anyway. But neither should it cause everything to go missing.
     
  3. newguy55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately it is gone, and when I tried to sync my phone its not there either. I have found others having this problem through google search but have not found a solution. Any other ideas?
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

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  5. newguy55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep I have searched itunes and my entire computer with the file search, they are not there. Before installing itunes they were.
     
  6. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'd be stunned if iTunes actually deleted all your music, but on the other hand, I have no clue where it might have gone. If you get this figured out, let us know what happened. And good luck.
     

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