3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2012 12:14 PM by HI808-2013
HI808-2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Acidentially, I have apparently deleted my entire library from one of my macs. On my MB Air I only keep the songs I need because of limited space reasons. When I need more space temorarily I delete the songs in iTunes locally but not in iCloud. This way I was always able to re-download them. Just now I overlooked that I had deleted them already and apparently clicked OK when it asked me if I also wanted to delete them from iCloud?

How can I undo the delete songs from iCloud?

What is the best procedure now?


iTunes, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iTunes Match
  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,335 points)

    Restore your backup, once deleted from iCloud and the local storage they are gone. Additionally (if the songs were purchased from the iTunes Store) you can re-download them.

     

    Do you have a backup of your music?

  • HI808-2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Csound1,

    as of right now I am travelling and have to access to a backup. Back home I have one more MBP with the "old" information but also no physical copy of the music. Just recently I was a bit tight on disc space and removed most files from the hard drive but not iTunes match. Now I made exactly the mistake I was hoping to avoid. Most of my songs were not initially purchased in the iTunes store. About 200 of the approx. 10000 were, those I was able to download again. Usually, I would just try to work with the TimeCapsule but that one is not really working since there is no backup of this computer.

     

    What exactly do you mean by restore your backup?

     

    Thank you for your support already!

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,335 points)

    HI808-2013 wrote:

     

    Hi Csound1,

    as of right now I am travelling and have to access to a backup. Back home I have one more MBP with the "old" information but also no physical copy of the music. Just recently I was a bit tight on disc space and removed most files from the hard drive but not iTunes match. Now I made exactly the mistake I was hoping to avoid. Most of my songs were not initially purchased in the iTunes store. About 200 of the approx. 10000 were, those I was able to download again. Usually, I would just try to work with the TimeCapsule but that one is not really working since there is no backup of this computer.

     

    What exactly do you mean by restore your backup?

     

    You seem to place some value in the music, so I assume that you keep a backup of it, if that is so this is the time to restore it. If there is no backup the music is most likely gone.

  • HI808-2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think this time I made absolutly sure I have no backup in place. ;(

    My initial hope was that there was a restore option on Apple's side that they could turn back the clock on my account an hour and undo the mistake I made. That seems unlikely after what I have read and you now also confirmed.

     

    Thank you again for your support!

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,335 points)

    Sorry but there is no roll-back or restore, do any of the tunes exist in other locations?

  • HI808-2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I still have a MBP back at home, there the changes are not synced yet, however, the songs are also just downloaded in part. The larger part of the library is in the cloud as well on that machine. I am guessing it will be gone/not available as well once I fire up that machine again?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,335 points)

    Start the other machine, disconnect from the internet immediately. Copy the iTunes folder, reconnect the internet, let everything sync and then restore the music from the folder copy