TS4062: iTunes 10.5 and later: Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi syncingLearn about iTunes 10.5 and later: Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi syncing
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 1:02 AM (in response to mammel)
Well, I've got 21 views with no replies, and the situation appears to me to be hopeless. But somebody throw me a bone here. Isn't this outrageous? The whole technology here is structured around copyright protection, ensuring that nobody gets something they didn't pay for. So then iTunes arbitrarily and capriciously WIPES OUT my entire collection of duly acquired and paid for TUNES, and this means nothing? I don't get it!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to mammel)
iTunes doesn't have its own backup feature. See this backup tip.
Reintegrating iOS device backups into a new instance of iTunes is possible, but tricky, Better to backup the library and keep it refreshed, then if disaster strikes restore the backup to a new/rebuilt computer and immediately backup any iOS devices.
Note that iTunes normally maintains one rolling backup of each device. I've recently discovered that Mac users can optionally archive their device backups but on Windows they same can be achieved by backing up a device and then immediately restoring it from the backup. Do this every month or so then if you discover that stuff has gone missing after you've backed up the device you at least have the option to go back to an earlier state.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 6:14 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Disaster struck all right. Why did iTunes destroy my Library without notice? Why wouldn't it warn me that it was about to overwrite my entire Library with a single purchase? This is incredible to me.
So well, just how tricky is it to restore my Library from my iPod? I'm all ears. It's not very big, actually. Around 200 songs or so in 20 something albums.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 9:36 PM (in response to mammel)
Weird, I've a feeling my post above was intended to address a differnt problem so I'm not quite sure why it ended up here. (The forums have been acting up though.)
Typically the damage is only to the library file and as long as the media is still where it ought to be it is quite easy to fix. See Empty/corrupt library after upgrade/crash for details. If the media has actually been removed see Recover your iTunes library from your iPod or iOS device.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Thanks, and be advised that I think that the Library was already missing, so I have no grounds for accusing the iTunes "drag and drop" ... it's a long story! But boy, at the time I was sure that that's what happened.