Itunes library gone!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kiddnets, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. kiddnets macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    This happened once before - but I open my computer then Itunes and voila - my entire library is missing! WTF!

    I go to the backup library and the latest backup is from 12/07 - so I am missing over a years worth of stuff.

    My iphone is stocked with almost all the playlists as I had them

    Is there anyway to fix this or has this happened before?

  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    Check your iTunes folder.

    Windows: My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music
    Mac: Username/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music

    Is there anything in those folders?

    Also, In the iTunes folder, there should be a file called iTunes Library. Try opening that.
  3. kiddnets thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    there is previous itunes library folder - in it is a library much closer - 10/08 - but i try to open it or import it and nothing happens. It is a ".itl" file -

    any suggestions? Thanks!
  4. RogueVasion macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2008
  5. alexbates macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    Try checking your trash can just to be safe. In the past, I had a friend that was messing around with my files and accidentally moved my iTunes Library to the trash. And the worse part is that I deleted it without even knowing. Dont let that happen to you if that is possibly the case.

    I had to use this following app to get the music off of my iPod and get it back on my Mac.
  6. kiddnets thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    used a 4media for ipod transfer to get my tunes from my ipod back to my computer - i did it at work and it kept my playlists and everyhthing - I do it here and i just get it all in one playlist topic (4media 2/21/09) - anyone deal with this before- I have like 60 playlists Id rather not have to go back and do.

    Finally - I now have lots of dupes on my computer - any easy way to clear them out on the hard drive?

  7. kiddnets thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Ifit wasnt so painful it would be funny - spent hours putting together some of my fave playlists and the darn thing cleared out again! Unbelievable - nothing happened of notice - just turned on my computer and all my stuff in itunes was gone! LOL - must be cursed!

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