3 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2010 1:33 PM by Chris CA
Melinda Lyons Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
After restoring my itunes playlist from a time machine backup, I noticed that my intunes library.xml file is missing. Is this something I need, where did it go, and how do I get it back??

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Tracy Reynolds Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
    The way I understand it, the .xml file is created by iTunes and is only for other programs to read your iTunes database. If it's missing, a new one should be created in the default location when iTunes is launched.

    Tracy
  • ndurantz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having problems with my ATV syncing and tried recreating my library. In doing so, I mistakenly threw away the .xml file with all my playlist information along with various ratings that were tied to smart playlists.

    I looked in my time machine backups, but it wasn't there.

    If I restore my old library from a month ago, will that contain my playlist, ratings, etc. or not? I have looked but can't find this information anywhere.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,980 points)
    As noted above, the iTunes library.xml file is ONLY for other applications to use to access the iTunes library. iTunes itself does not use it.
    Launch iTunes and the .xml will be recreated.
    If I restore my old library from a month ago, will that contain my playlist, ratings, etc. or not?

    Yes it should. Make sure you restore the entire \Music\iTunes\ folder.