6 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 2:56 PM by sylvain.crocq
sylvain.crocq Level 1 Level 1

i was having problems with my songs skipping ahead so i converted them all to MP3 and this resolved it. when i synced my library with ipod and iphone my playlists disappeared. the playlist title was there but no songs. i then tried to fix this and in the process messed up my library completely where i have all kinds of duplicates now . help!!


iOS 4.3.3
Solved by Defiled on May 10, 2012 11:52 AM Solved
You have to Re-Create your playlists from scratch
Reply by Chris CA on May 10, 2012 11:45 AM Helpful
Converting to MP3 simply nmakes a new copy of the file in MP3 format at a lower quality.All the original files remian in the library. First restore a backup of your library (/Music/iTunes/ folder) prior to when you made the MP3 files.

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  • Defiled Level 2 Level 2

    On windows eh

     

    Close iTunes

     

    Go to Start

    Click computer or my computer

    Click C:\

    Click Users

    Click your account

    Click your music

    Click itunes folder

    Drag the iTunes library.xml and iTunes library.lib files to desktop

    Reopen  iTunes - it should be empty

     

    Click File>add folder to library> Locate your music folder- choose and should be corrected - unless you have duplcated music in your folder as well

  • sylvain.crocq Level 1 Level 1

    ok this brings back my music. wow. thanks so much that was very easy. my playlists are still gone. any idea how to bring back my former playlists?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Converting to MP3 simply nmakes a new copy of the file in MP3 format at a lower quality.

    All the original files remian in the library.

     

    First restore a backup of your library (/Music/iTunes/ folder) prior to when you made the MP3 files.

  • Defiled Level 2 Level 2

    You have to Re-Create your playlists from scratch

  • sylvain.crocq Level 1 Level 1

    thanks Chris. i really appreciate your response but sorry but i didnt back up my library before converting songs to MP3. is there perhaps a prior library or playlist i could resort to be able to restore my playlist? i followed defiled steps and it worked but i still have lost all my playlists.thanks again

  • sylvain.crocq Level 1 Level 1

    Nooooooooooo. many hours spent creating plylists. i was really hoping that i could somehow restore my old playlists?  is it because in the process of recreating the songs to MP3 i somehow erased my playlists? thanks again