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Is my music recoverable after accidental switch to iTunes match?

105 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 2, 2013 10:03 AM by lllaass RSS
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Sep 2, 2013 9:56 AM

iTunes match was accidentally switched on on my iPod touch, which had thousands of songs not otherwise on a home hard drive. It only takes one click to delete all that music. (I'd have needed a devastating fire at home to do teh equivalent of my record collection.) Have tried restoring a 'back-up from computer' but while the iPod touch in iTunes is showing that it has all these files on it, when I go to the settings on the iPod touch itself it seems to have freed up all the hard drive space - i.e. my music appears to have been deleted for good. Is that the case? And if so, I'm not sure I understand why, given that iTunes match stores the music in the cloud, not on your actual device.

 

Thanks for your help.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPod Touch iOS 5.1.1.

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