Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 5:26 AM (in response to dan1181)
I've got the same problem, and have lost 100s of albums I downloaded from emusic.com (a better, less expensive online music site than iTunes).
Apple owes me, big time, for this screw up.
You can apparently determine which songs in your library have been deleted, with a single short-cut.
This is unacceptable from Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 7:46 AM (in response to Freddie Freeloader)
FF- not sticking up for apple, or the folks they employ, but you have to agree- this is a very very odd situation. I've always been able to work out a solution on my own, or at least come up with a logical reason as to why it's happening. With this one- I got nothing. I understand your emusic files are missing- is that all it ever deletes? mine has deleted mp3's from cd's i've ripped, music from the itunes store, and music from another website i consistantly get music from. it's also happened with files as old as 3 or 4 years, to as new as within the last year. I can't find a pattern. I'm at wits end!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to dan1181)
I'm not a Mac user but I'm having a similar problem with iTunes deleting stuff on me. I updated to 10.5.3.3 and all of a sudden TV episodes that I downloaded from the iTunes store using promo cards from a convention where all gone. Even episodes I downloaded from promo cards given out at the same convention but the year earlier are gone. This would be almost 2 years now that I had those episodes and never had a problem! But just like you guys they are still on my iPod, all of them.
To be clear these were given out as "free episodes", they were NOT rentals. I believe they shouldn't be subject to any time limits or expiration date. They should be mine to keep as if I had bought them from the store myself.
I'm a little upset because I hadn't even watched some of those episodes yet! I checked all the folders I could think of and the files aren't there. Unfortunately, I haven't done a backup of my drives in a while so at most only the older downloaded episodes would be there. If anyone figures out how to fix this please let me know.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to dan1181)
This happens to me all the time. It's why I can never truely get rid of my physical CD library. I am constantly having to re-import CD's that iTunes somehow loses.
Every couple of months I'll discover a CD that is no longer in my library so I have dig out the CD and re-import it. I hear this from everyone I know who uses iTunes. Really. My roommate is having to re-import 50 or so CD's that have simply dissappeared from his music library.