ITunes-songs,play lists,albums are all gone

DICKNPHYL

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Jul 23, 2011
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When I open iTunes all the songs etc. are gone. OS 10.8 sys. I know there is a way to get them back, but I can't wrap my brain around it.
Please help and thanks !
DICKSTER-----:confused:
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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If you close iTunes, then relaunch it while holding the Option key, you should be able to select your library, unless it's been deleted or damaged. If it's gone, restore from a backup.
 

CFoss

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Feb 26, 2011
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Also, it's possible your entire library might be hiding in your iTunes folder. Your music's default location is stored in Users>Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>Music. If it's all there, simply drag and drop it into your iTunes library (although you will lose your playlist information).
 

DICKNPHYL

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Jul 23, 2011
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iTunes problem

Thanks to both of you for your ideas and help
With that info I did a bunch of searching in my backups and found the iTunes XML. File. I drug it to iTunes and that got things going. A few tweaks and I am back !!!!
DICKSTER-----:):):)