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    itunes woes

    Fellow linkers need some help!!
    My laptop crashed took out hard drive, and placed it in an external drive bought a new laptop, all of my info is there exept for my itunes library! (sucks)
    question: How should I proceed? Download itunes to new computer and sign in and hope what I purchased there shows up? (that's all I can come up with)
    Any and all suggestions would be greatl!

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    Are your songs stored in the cloud?

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    I can re-download my purchased music from the iTunes store whenever I want. I had a hard drive go and had to replace it. I have backups of all my music, but I just re-download stuff as I get around to it.

    Should be easy. Any music you added from CD's, mp3, etc., you will be out of luck.
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    Thanks! problem solved

    thanks downloaded itunes an have all purchased music!
    everything else S.O.L.

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    It is well worth getting a back-up drive to store your iTunes folder in case of a HD crash. Otherwise you'll spend hours importing off of your old CD's (if you can find all of them).

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    I had the same thing happen to me. I backed them up to iCloud for $25.00 per year. It's expensive, but I don't want to go through that again. You can also find programs to pull the songs from your iPod, if you have all of your songs on it still.

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    You can recreate your itunes library from your ipod.

    Google Sharepod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    You can recreate your itunes library from your ipod.

    Google Sharepod
    This. I have a 160GB Classic and a 3-year old laptop. So I manually manage music and sometimes I put it back on my laptop using Sharepod.

    However, I recommend the Amazon Cloud over Apples if your'e looking purely for storage. The Apple cloud is nice, especially if you're looking for something seamless between devices and using iTunes match.

    Perhaps it's changed, but the Amazon Cloud gives you unlimited music storage for $20/year (at least it did as of December).

    Like Apple, they give you 5GB free, but as soon as you upgrade to a pay service, they'll store music files (DRM files, losless files, FLACs, etc., do not count) without a limit. $20 gives you 20GB to store anything, and unlimited for mp3s and aac files (DRM-free). Anything purchased on Amazon's mp3 store is stored for free as well.

    Apple charges $40/year for 25 GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post

    Apple charges $40/year for 25 GB.
    Not quite right - for a start it's '25000 songs' on itunes match, and that only counts songs it can't match

    How it works is that if it matches a song, it doesnt count on your '25000 songs' - it creates a 'link' as such to the Itunes store version. This allows you to actually upgrade your music library somewhat - you can turn all those crappy 128 files into 256 AAC. And in some cases it will allegedly link you up with remastered versions when you had a pre-remastered track (The Beatles I believe are one that does this)

    Anything it cant match, it uploads, and thats where the 25000 comes in. It's for anything left over from the matching process.

    When I subbed for it, it matched the majority of my music. Think it uploaded about 500 of 4k songs, or thereabouts.

    So on that ratio, I wont need to worry about filling it up anytime soon!

    It's a pretty good service although the matching has some quirks. (c'mon, everybody knows 'she came in through the bathroom window dammit!). The little bonus upgrade feature is very nice though.

    Im pretty happy with it so far
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    Anyone know how to unlock itunes library? Not sure how it became locked, as I really only get on there to update apps that are larger then 500mb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    Anyone know how to unlock itunes library? Not sure how it became locked, as I really only get on there to update apps that are larger then 500mb.
    If the file itself is locked, Get Info on the Library.itl file in Finder in yout itunes folder, then probably near the bottom will be a check box to unlock it (I use an older operating system).

    You might also want to read the part about changing permissions on the iTunes folder in: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11583914
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhisagod View Post
    If the file itself is locked, Get Info on the Library.itl file in Finder in yout itunes folder, then probably near the bottom will be a check box to unlock it (I use an older operating system).

    You might also want to read the part about changing permissions on the iTunes folder in: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11583914
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goo View Post
    Not quite right - for a start it's '25000 songs' on itunes match, and that only counts songs it can't match

    How it works is that if it matches a song, it doesnt count on your '25000 songs' - it creates a 'link' as such to the Itunes store version. This allows you to actually upgrade your music library somewhat - you can turn all those crappy 128 files into 256 AAC. And in some cases it will allegedly link you up with remastered versions when you had a pre-remastered track (The Beatles I believe are one that does this)

    Anything it cant match, it uploads, and thats where the 25000 comes in. It's for anything left over from the matching process.

    When I subbed for it, it matched the majority of my music. Think it uploaded about 500 of 4k songs, or thereabouts.

    So on that ratio, I wont need to worry about filling it up anytime soon!

    It's a pretty good service although the matching has some quirks. (c'mon, everybody knows 'she came in through the bathroom window dammit!). The little bonus upgrade feature is very nice though.

    Im pretty happy with it so far
    I based my information off of how Apple initially announced iCloud before iTunes match, (here: http://www.apple.com/icloud/includes...x-storage.html) but I am glad you cleared it up.

 

 

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