1693 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2010 7:47 AM by Zevoneer
I see your profile indicates that you have a Time Capsule, have you gone through your Time Machine Backups to locate your purchases?
If you didn't make a back-up of your music/movie purchases to restore from before reinstalling your operating system then I'm sorry to say that I'm sorry to say that the policy on lost music/media purchases is that you have to pay to download them again: iTunes Store: Purchased content can be downloaded only once
The licensing of Purchased applications allows for them be downloaded over again, see this article for details: How to redownload purchased applications from the App Store
If you have an iPod that still has any of your purchases on it you'll find details in this article on how to transfer them to the computer: Copying iTunes Store purchases from your iPod or iPhone to a computer
Failing this, you could try contacting iTunes Store Customer Service and you might be able to persuade them to sanction a second free download. There have been occasional reports in the iTunes forum of this happening, however just be aware that they are not under any obligation to do so. If you click on this link it'll take you to the support/contact page: Customer Service - iTunes Store Support