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How do redownload music I already bought?

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Cxplorer Calculating status...
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Aug 29, 2010 7:56 AM
anybody knows where can I redownload songs I bought on iTunes? I've check the transctation history and I don't see them. I only see the apps I bought but no music.
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  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    Aug 29, 2010 7:57 AM (in response to Cxplorer)
    Cxplorer wrote:
    anybody knows where can I redownload songs I bought on iTunes?


    click here for information.

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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Aug 29, 2010 8:19 AM (in response to Cxplorer)
    I've check the transctation history and I don't see them.

    If they are not showing up in your Purchase history, then you must have purchased them with a different iTunes ID. Did you create a new iTunes account for some reason such as you purchased new iPod?
    I'll never buy any music from the apple store again!

    Why not?
    Most online retailers do not allow more than a single download.
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 9.1.1 (12)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Aug 29, 2010 8:34 AM (in response to Cxplorer)
    If you bought them, they will show up in your purchase history. If they are not showing up in the purchase history, you are viewing the history for a different account.
    See his -> Seeing your iTunes Store purchase history and order numbers
    I thought I could always redownload them when I bought them. I'm really dissatisfied about this.

    It is the same policy for most digital download sites.

    Do you have the songs available on an iPod/mp3 player or on your most recent backup of your computer?
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 9.1.1 (12)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,250 points)
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    Aug 29, 2010 8:44 AM (in response to Cxplorer)
    "I reason I won't download from them again is because I thought I could always redownload them when I bought them. I'm really dissatisfied about this."

    Backing up your music/docs/pics has always been very basic. Why would you not backup your music?

    Walmart and Amazon have the same policy.

    This is absolutely your fault for not backing up your music.

    You can transfer purchases from an ipof: File>Transfer Purchases
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  • Biffy215 Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2010 6:29 PM (in response to Cxplorer)
    I agree with Cxplorer. Yes it is a very good idea to back up all files that are important to you, but sometimes things are lost... computer - iphone - backup are all lost at the same time for example. yes those cases are rare, but if Apple is keeping the records of when I purchase something what is the justification for not letting me download it again?

    ...right I got it. Its "policy", whatever
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,250 points)
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    Oct 21, 2010 6:58 PM (in response to Biffy215)
    " what is the justification for not letting me download it again?
    "


    Apple has to pay the artist/label for each and every download. The same reason that Walmart and Amazon have the same policy.
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  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Oct 21, 2010 7:47 PM (in response to Cxplorer)
    Cxplorer wrote:
    I thought I could always redownload them when I bought them.


    Well now you know. Instead of downloads, you may prefer a store that allows streaming of songs from the server, and does not require downloads or backups. These normally have monthly subscriptions rather than pay-per-song. Examples would be Rhapsody and Spotify.
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  • Contradel Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 3:25 PM (in response to Cxplorer)
    If Apple would add this feature, to redownload already bought music, I would consider buying albums from iTunes, and they would be 1 step ahead the competitors.

    I understand your frustration, however this is explained under any FAQ on Apple, and one should always have a backup of such things.

    I reccomend using Synctoy for Windows. It's from Microsoft and it's very nice to sync a folder between two computers, even over lan/wifi. Only downside is, you'll have to run it manually whenever the two pc's are on, there is no automatic function that checks whether both pc's are online. For that maybe the new Live Mesh would be perfect, gotta play with that some time.

    Best of luck
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,250 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 3:29 PM (in response to Contradel)
    "If Apple would add this feature, to redownload already bought music, I would consider buying albums from iTunes, and they would be 1 step ahead the competitors."

    The largest competitors have this policy too ( Amazon, Walmart).
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Tie Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch

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