1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 17, 2010 9:47 PM by wmrovert
dclcnl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Has anyone had success using Time Machine to restore their iTunes library? When I try, I get a message saying that my library is "damaged".
I have tried restoring the iTunes application in addition the iTunes folder in the users/Music folder. Same result. All of the music is there as well as the playlists; however, iTunes thinks it is damaged and creates a new, empty, library.
I know it would be possible to build a new library from the music files but I do not want to have to rebuild the playlists as they are very, very extensive.
Can anyone help? Please??

Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • wmrovert Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem! I moved from a 2007 20" iMac to a new 15" MacBook Pro, so I bought a new external HD, copied my Time Machine backups to the new HD, and tried to restore my iTunes library from TM to my new MBP. iTunes claims my library is damaged and creates a new library file. My 80 gigabytes of media are clearly there, but they will not show in iTunes and won't play in QuickTime either. Did you happen to get this issue resolved?? It's very stressful. I have essentially lost all the music I have collected over many years.