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Missing Songs in iTunes Music folder.

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silentjoel Calculating status...
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Dec 14, 2010 3:01 PM
I recently found that I have missing files in my iTunes music folder. The missing songs seem to be random. For instance, Abby Road is missing tracks 3 and 6. My music folder is on my main hard drive and I also have a Time Capsule backup.

When I look for the songs in my backup disk, I find I have to go back as far as 4 months to restore some of them and I just now found a song that was there yesterday but gone today. This leads me to believe that a few songs are randomly being deleted every day. Anyone else with this problem?

I'm using iTunes 10.1 but apparently I've been having this problem for at least 4 months now so I believe it was an earlier version when it started happening.
MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.5), iTunes 10.1
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Dec 14, 2010 8:30 PM (in response to silentjoel)
    When I look for the songs in my backup disk, I find I have to go back as far as 4 months to restore some of them and I just now found a song that was there yesterday but gone today. This leads me to believe that a few songs are randomly being deleted every day.


    Just in case, it might be worth running Disk Utility (or your other preferred disk-checking utility) over the disk the iTunes Music folder is stored on. (Every now and then, music files going missing can be a sign of an evolving disk problem.)
    Lenovo t61 laptop, Windows XP Pro, various ipod models
  • redcore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2011 8:02 PM (in response to silentjoel)
    I'm having the same issue. I do not enable syncing (I manually add songs to my iPhone and Nano) and the songs are really random. Disk check came up clean.

    I'm going to start logging which songs disappear, when they disappear (or when I find out they've disappeared), when I remove or otherwise modify playlists, etc. Maybe I'll find some correlation.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iTunes 10.1.2
  • Spencer Jacobs Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2011 6:35 PM (in response to silentjoel)
    i just opened itunes 10.1.2 for the first time, with my iphone plugged in, and my entire library is missing — including all my app that had been downloaded for my phone?

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