7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2012 12:05 PM by varjak paw
thelastson91 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i have itunes and an itunes account,ive recently purchased a couple of songs and albums ,i was just wondering if my computer gets a virus and everything gets deleted and i have to download itunes again,will all the songs i purchased be there since i have an itunes account or will i have to purchase them again?

  • 1. Re: itunes
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)

    It has always been very basic to always maintain a backup copy of your computer.  You should include your itunes library in your regular backup copy of your computer.

  • 2. Re: itunes
    thelastson91 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    backup copy?

  • 3. Re: itunes
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    Yes, backup copy. You make backups of all the important documents on your computer, don't you?

  • 4. Re: itunes
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)

    thelastson91 wrote:

     

    backup copy?

    Since the very first computer, it has been very basic to always maintain a backup copy of all docs/file/pics/music/etc on your computer.

     

    As computers/hard drives can and do fail, it is very unwise ot have only one copy of anything.

  • 5. Re: itunes
    Velskud Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    The'te right. Make a back up so you don't loose purhcased items.

     

    This article explains how to create and maintain an up-to-date backup of your iTunes library:


    iTunes: Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

  • 6. Re: itunes
    thelastson91 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks everyone,to be honest i dont make backup copies of anything i just use my computer to browse the internet until i recently starting purchasing songs on itunes.how can i make these backup copies??

  • 7. Re: itunes
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    Velskud already provided a link to instructions.

     

    to be honest i dont make backup copies of anything

     

    You're taking rather a risk unless you don't care about anything you have on your computer, but that's up to you.

     

    Regards.