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HT1925: Removing and Reinstalling iTunes and other software components for Windows XP

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HT1925 Will I lose all my library data of mp3s?

149 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2013 10:25 PM by gail from maine RSS
DrasenR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 28, 2013 9:39 PM

By this "complete" uninstall, will I lose all my library data of mp3s? Meaning will I have to drag and drop all my files into Itunes again? I have over 10K files.

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  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,165 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to DrasenR)

    From the Notes section in the article you cited:

     

    Notes:

    • iTunes Store purchases or songs imported from CDs are saved in your My  Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes. While it  is highly unlikely that you will lose any contents of your iTunes  Library when following these steps, it is always a good idea to ensure  that your iTunes library is backed up. If you're unsure how to backup, see iTunes: Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive.

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,165 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 10:25 PM (in response to DrasenR)

    Hi Drasen,

     

    Sorry, don't know the answer to your question. Since you posted this in the iTunes forum, hopefully one of the iTunes gurus will see your question and be able to provide the answer!

     

    Best of luck!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

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