Rebuild iTunes library from appleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thrasherlife, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. thrasherlife macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2008
    Hello, I recently experience a HDD failure on my MP and lost all my music and movies. Is there a way to retrieve all the files from the appleTV? I know at least all the music is on the appleTV.

  2. thrasherlife thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2008
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I don't know of any "official" way of doing this. It may be possible to hack the Apple TV in order to gain access to them (but doing that may wipe the content in the process). If it's the only copy of the music / videos you have then the best / only way would probably be to open the Apple TV up, take the disk out and mount it in an external caddy. That way, you should be able to copy the files straight off the hard disk...
  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    You don't need to open up the ATV. Just create a Patchstick to enable ssh access. Then you can cop back your music.
    PM me if you need more details.

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