Lost Data (Music)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by I.Algar, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. I.Algar macrumors newbie

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    Recently my MBP stopped working and i have now got a new one. As far as i'm concerned i've lost all the files on it. However am i able to restore my old library on my new laptop. My iPhone is synced to the old library and i know i am able to recover music i've downloaded from the iTunes store. Is there any way of recovering the remainder of the library??
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Are the files still on the MBP? If you got a new HDD and didn't backup prior to the swap out, then they are probably gone. If you have a TM backup they are easy to recover though.
     
  3. I.Algar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah they're still on the laptop, when i turn it on the screen doesn't light up or chime. I can hear the hard drive spinning though. And no back ups ):
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    It might be possible to remove that HDD and put it into a USB caddy....if you can see the files then, you should be able to access and retrieve them...USB caddy's are cheap so it's worth a shot.
     
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    Good luck, let us know how it goes...:)
     

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