previous itunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marlee17, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. marlee17 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2010
    I went to open my itunes and it said "itunes needs a library to open" then it would only let me choose a library that was dated to last july. I clicked on it and it opened my library from that date. I am really mad because it will now only open that library and im missing almost a thousand songs that have been downloaded since then. Why can i only open a previous library? Are all the songs, movies, and other settings that i have changed in the last 6 months gone? HELP!
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The media files should still be there, but it sounds like your library (a database file) was damaged/lost.

    Do you have any kind of backup, e.g. Time Machine? If so, you should be able to recover a more recent version of the library file. Otherwise, you may have to find the media and add it to the old library again.


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