Restoring iTunes from Time Machine and external HD

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  1. docutale, Oct 1, 2011
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    docutale macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,



    I've done some searching and i haven't been able to find the answer to this problem. I am wondering if someone can help me with this.



    My HD was faulty so i had it replaced. my complete 300gb music library was backed up on an external HD. The iTunes program was running on my local HD. So i ran the local iTunes off of my ext. HD.

    Now that i have a new HD and i restored everything from Time Machine, for some reason all my playlists and songs have been emptied from the new iTunes.

    I am trying to restore it to its original state instead of readding everything from the external HD and trying to remember all the playlists. (and that doesn't work either as it comes up with errors.)

    I have looked for the plist and or old .itl or.xml but nothing shows up.



    Any ideas?



    Ari
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Is the no iTunes Library file in the iTunes folder in the Music folder on your backups?
     
  3. docutale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no thats the weird thing, i'm not sure where to find that.
    There are two places i search:

    1. Mac HD>USERS>(username)>Music .... but there is no iTunes folder in there
    2.Mac HD>library> iTunes
    3.or there is the itunes application in application

    should i be looking somewgere else?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The backup HD, unless you excluded it from the backup via Time Machine or the other backup you alluded to.
     
  5. docutale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    Yes ive searched the backup HD. I dont think i ever excluded it from backup.
    any ideas? The .xml file with old playlists has to be somewhere?

    ari
     

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