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After the Crash: iTunes Purchased Music to iPod Music Transfer Question

599 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2012 10:59 AM by planb77 RSS
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Jun 24, 2012 8:58 AM

Okay, I recovered all my music after the hard drive crash and recreated all my files in iTunes so I can begin to recreate my playlists.


Now, with 1,500+ titles, is there a faster way than moving each title one at a time from iTunes Purchased Music?  I've tried moving over the entire album, but with no success.


I don't have time to move over 1,500+ titles!!



iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    What is it you are trying to do exactly? What can't you copy an entire album?



  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    What do you mean only halfway?  Half of a song downloaded or half of the songs? 


    You can always redownload most of your purchases again at no cost via iCloud.  See this article for more help and information.

    Downloading past purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store



  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Not sure what happened with these songs.  Is the older hard drive available that you originally recovered these tracks from?  If so, perhaps you need to re-extract them and copy them over to your new hard drive/PC. Something may have went awry the first time around during the copying process.


    A couple of songs were full on the Purchased list, so I reloaded those from there.  But several I had purchased and were cut in half were not on the Purchased list.

    Are sure they were all purchased under the same Apple ID?  You never downloaded or used another Apple ID?


    Sorry to hear it's been such a pain!



  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Again.  I'm sorry to hear that.


    Why weren't you able to load iTunes onto the Windows laptop?  Perhaps we can try and square this one away as well.


    As for the older Apple ID account, did you use this link to try and reset the password?  If that isn't going to work for reason, you can always call Apple Support and have them walk you through resetting the account information.


    Here is Phone contact info:


    Don't give up hope yet!



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