1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 14, 2011 9:30 PM by roaminggnome
allstarem2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I lost my original Itunes library after a computer crash. Although I saved my purchased music on my Itunes account, I never backed up the library on an external drive besides what exists on my Nano. I have since seen that there is a way to transfer songs from the Nano to a new library. I now have the means to do so thanks to a hand-me-down laptop from my sister. I uninstalled her pre-existing Itunes library, and then I followed up by reinstalling Itunes.

The problem is the "new" library. My unistall/reinstall ploy was unsuccessful. My sister's Itunes library remains on this computer. I have always been under the impression that my online account would be able to restore my purchased music upon signing into my personal account.

Therefore, this is the question(s). How do I rid myself of this library that is not mine? How do I restore what is under my online account/Nano to this "new" computer location?

Gateway, Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: How to restore an Itunes Library?
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)
    "I have always been under the impression that my online account would be able to restore my purchased music upon signing into my personal account."

    This is incorrect. itunes does not keep your library stored on their servers. You buy ONE download only. it is your responsibility to move/copy/backup your purchases ( and everything else on your computer). Your music will only be where you put it.

    "How do I rid myself of this library that is not mine?"

    Just create a new library: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495

    Or go into itunes and delete everything.

    " How do I restore what is under my online account/Nano to this "new" computer location?"

    You don't restore from "online". There is no "online" to restore from.

    You can transfer itunes purchases from your Nano: File>Transfer Purchases

    Make sure you are signed in/authorized for your account on the computer.