lost itunes music

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  1. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    if i downloaded content from the itunes store, but then it somehow got lost/deleted, is there a way to get it back?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I believe on occasion Apple has been nice enough to let your redownload your purchases once. You might just contact them. Otherwise... not really.
     
  3. weg macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really understand that policy.. it would cost them (almost) nothing to let you download the music as often as you want (DRM would prevent you from downloading it to more than one computer), and it would be such a nice service.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    have you emptied the trash since the songs dissapeared? if not check there, also just to see if they are still anywhere on your computer use spotlight to search for the songs to see if you still have them anywhere on your computer. If you do find them start backing up so that you would be able to just restore them from your backup.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yes, you copy it back from the CD or DVD you burned as a backup, which Apple tells you to do every time you buy a song.
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Bandwidth isn't free.

    For the occasional song it might not be too bad but if I redownloaded my purchased content all over again... it'd probably take a day or two to finish.
     
  7. waterskier2007 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    sorry apple, but i dont have 500 dvds to waste haha
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    You have 2.3 terabytes of music?

    ha ha.

    It's not a waste, it's your responsibility to back up your purchases.

    at 50 cents to back up approx. 400 songs, that is cheap.
     
  9. waterskier2007 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no but if i were to do it every time i purchased some songs it would add up to a lot of dvds, and since i purchased the songs on itunes, i feel that we should be able to restore our purchased media
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You can try filling out this form and explain to Apple what happened. On rare occasion, they'll let you re-download your library for free.

    From this point on, backup your music (if not your entire computer).
     
  11. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has to pay for every file downloaded.
     
  12. waterskier2007 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    its not my library its just 18 songs that are missing from it right now that i got from itunes store and i dont think the ever downloaded
     
  13. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    If they didn't download they should download automatically. Just do Check for Purchased Content in one of the menus (Advanced I think).

    Also if they really didn't download, Apple will have log of it.
     
  14. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    not true, Apple does not own the music they just sell it. Apple has to pay the music publisher based on the amount of downloads they sell, just like a radio station has to pay for the right to air the music.

    Apple a lot of the times will let you re-download once, as they have some understanding that things happen, and yes Apple take a small hit from it.
     

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