Upgraded to iTunes 10.5, lost all music

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Rsrchr123, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Rsrchr123 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Has anyone had any problems upgrading to iTunes 10.5 only to lose all the music they had? I had not done a recent backup, my fault, but it is all gone. Is there anything I can do to get it back? This happened on my Windows machine; my mac prompted me to upgrade to iTunes 10.5, to which I declined.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you search your computer, you'll find your music. Upgrading iTunes does not affect any music files; only the app.
  3. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I will second that, iTunes won't delete the music, their may be a slight chance your library file was corrupted so it made a new one that thinks you have no music but the files will still be there.
  4. Rsrchr123 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Yeah I'm not seeing it anywhere. My own files or the songs I purchased on iTunes.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Did you search in Finder like this?
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  6. 88 King, Oct 15, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011

    88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

    Jun 18, 2011
    London, UK
    I found it hard to believe iTunes could delete all you music without your permission, even when you manually delete music from iTunes, it only moves the files to trash bin.

    Your music files are stored by default in this location in Finder:

    Your home folder (your name) -->Music -->iTunes --> iTunes Media --> Music.

    Its the same path for Windows under "My Music".

    Have a look in the last folder, all your music should be there grouped by artist.

    Hopefully iTunes only lost the link to your music folder during update.

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