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HT4915 How do I replace a corrupted iTunes file on iCloud?

1518 Views 43 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 10:32 AM by gnuphie RSS
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I had an album that I had purchased on iTunes a few years ago, but when iCloud was added it was somehow corrupted. I was so frustrated I ended up deleting and repurchasing. This is MobileMe all over again. How do I prevent this from happening? Or, do I just stop purchasing anything from iTunes?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 8GB 1067 MHz
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)

    If you had purchased the album from iTunes in the past, then you should not have to repurchase, unless you are not using a different Apple ID for the iTunes account.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,355 points)

    gnuphie wrote:


    Not really sure. The previous Apple debacle known as MobileMe borked my user accounts so in the end I was left with two accounts that were supposed to be one account. I suppose there is some way of checking exactly which it came from, but any new purchases I keep to the one account. Although if I continue to get corruption errors from iCloud I will simply stop purchasing any more items from Apple. Paying once is enough.


    Does it come up immediately as having already purchased if I click on buy? I was hoping (since I had already purchased previously) when I clicked on buy it would show at that point that I had already bought. When I clicked on the button it did not appear to recognize that I had already purchased. I will know in a few days when I get the receipt, in which case that will be my last purchase from iTunes.

    iCloud does NOT store your music, your library of purchased music can be re-downloaded, and if you have iTunes Match enabled all of your music can be re-downloaded. Neither of these are anything to do with iCloud, let alone Mobile Me.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,355 points)

    gnuphie wrote:


    Yes, I can re-download from iCloud, it then spends several minutes downloading (very large about 1 hour song) whereupon it complains at the end that the item was corrupt, whereupon the iCloud icon reappears so I can rinse, repeat, ad infinitum. So, where previously the song (an environmental sound album) previously existed locally on my macbook pro, iPhone, iPad and worked perfectly well, it now only exists as an entry on iCloud but will never download to any of those devices. But, after I delete and repurchase it miraculously works again.


    So, this problem has nothing to do with iCloud? Don't bother posting when you are obviously clueless and offer no help to the problem.

    Your music is not in iCloud and you are very snippy


    Fix it without my help.

  • Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,135 points)

    Csound1 is entirely correct.  iCloud is often confused with "iTunes in the cloud".  So, to start, you're posting this issue in the wrong forum.  Second, if you we're charged again, odds are you're confusing two different apple ids, which is alluded to earlier.  Lastly, on the very slightly off chance you were correct that you were charged twice, you can simply request a refund at by following the right prompts.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,355 points)

    gnuphie wrote:


    Apple Support Communities > iCloud > iCloud on my Mac > Discussions


    The above is the forum I posted in. Looks like iCloud to me.

    You posted in the iCloud forum, but you should have posted in the iTunes forum. iTunes Music is not stored in iCloud, why is that so hard for you to grasp?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,355 points)

    Last time:


    iCloud and iTunes are not connected to each other, the icon in iTunes is a cloud, not iCloud though, it is iTunes Match. If you really can't understand that sign out of iCloud and then go to iTunes, the cloud icons will still be there.


    But I think you are determined to follow your own fallacious beliefs so I'm out of here, I hope you can muddle through.



    gnuphie wrote:


    Because it was the iCloud introduction that screwed it up.


    *Before iCloud* works fine


    *After iCloud* does not work

    And that is a meaningless 'Post Hoc' argument, also not relevant.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,355 points)

    That's good. It's simpler than trying to understand the issue.



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