purchased itunes songs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by derajfast, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    my harddrive crashed and lost all my purchased songs from itunes........anyway i can redownload them? or am i screwed
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    You can try contacting iTMS through their feedback, in some (not all) cases they are willing to help out.

    Do you use an iPod? If the tracks are still on there and you haven't re-synced, you might be able to get them back.
  3. sreedy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    Unless you've backed them up, as iTunes reminds you every few downloads, I think you are basically screwed.

    Unless you have them on your iPod then you can use a utility ( I forget the name) to pull them off.
  4. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Apple will NOT let you re-download those songs. Just like if you buy a CD from Wal-Mart and lose it, Wal-Mart is going to replace the CD for you. Like other people have said, you are responsible for backing up your purchased songs, and the iPod, it NOT a backup. Many people think it is, but the iPod is just a music jukebox, not a backup source. Like sdreed25 said, there are utilities that you can use to extract the music off your iPod. Do a search under www.versiontracker.com and you'll get a utility that will work.
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    They won't if you don't ask, that enough is true. iTMS customer service reps handle those things case by case, it depends on the circumstances.
  6. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    I use a program called El iPodo to retrieve songs from my iPod. It comes in handy to pull files from the pod to be used for my other Macintosh computers currently not networked. It works well, but the interface isn't the best out there. If you need to use it, google "El iPodo".


  7. carpe diem macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2005
    try iPod Rip i think its called that to get it off your iPod.
  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Pod2Go has that functionality built into it now too.

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