794 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2009 9:37 AM by Jolly Giant
how can I get those files off of the apple tv so that I can reimport them into itunes?
you can't. the sync works one-directional from iTunes to the TV.
TV is not a backup solution and you must backup your purchases to an external HD or burn them to disc.
sorry for being the bearer of bad news
Thanks. I was afraid of that but I thought it was worth a shot. My logic board died while I was trying to back up my library and the backup got messed up. Of course I was overwriting my previous backup at the time.
try contacting iTunes support - under certain circumstances they may allow a re-download of your purchased content. plead your case and see what transpires.
good luck in any case !
p.s. lesson learned: back up, back up, and ... did i mention to back up ? (:-)