Lost music on iTunes, please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hannah284, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Hannah284 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, in order to free up some space on my macbook, my dad suggested I delete my music folder because it was simply a copy of my itunes (big mistake!). My itunes ended up wanting to locate each song when I tried to play it because itunes isn't a copy, its simply a way to play the music!
    I then remembered that I still had most of my music on my ipod touch. However, I realised that when I would sync it with my macbook, it would erase all the music on the ipod so I decided against that idea and tried looking on the internet for alternative ways of doing this.
    I came across various third party programs that would re-sync music from an ipod to itunes but I noticed that I would have to pay for it!
    Are there any other ways of doing this, if so please contact me asap because I desperately want to download some new music!
    Hannah
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    well, you could simply restore from your backup - that wouldn't cost a thing.

    if you don't have a backup (as Apple virtually begs you to make), you have but two options:

    1) pay for a 3rd party app
    2) re-purchase your media files

    FWIW, i believe there may be a couple of free apps in this discussion.

    good luck !
     
  3. Hannah284 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for replying, as stupid as this may sound, I don't have a backup so I will be investing in an external hard drive over the next few days.

    Due to this reason, I think my only chance at getting my music back is to try out the third party programs. I had a look at the link and found it very helpful and will try the ones that look most promising.

    Thank you again!
     

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