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HT1427 Can I get access to my itunes playlist from Time Machine ?

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I wanted to know if it's possible to retrieve my itunes playlist from Time Machine ?


Is there a folder where I could find my old playlist or any other way to get access to them?


Thank you



MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)

    You can't access to a playlist on Time Machine. The only thing you can do is to restore an older version of your iTunes library that contains that playlist.


    To do it, open Finder, go to Music folder and open Time Machine. Select iTunes folder and press Restore. Note that you will lose all changes made to the iTunes library since when you created the backup, so I recommend you to keep a backup of the old iTunes library on another folder


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