3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2006 11:00 AM by gothjezebel
Jack Sparrow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
If I uninstall and reinstall itunes, will i lose all my music and videos? Same with restoring my pod, will i lose anything if my ipod is already empty but not restored or whatever?

PC, Windows ME
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,090 points)
    I've never lost any music or videos by re-installing iTunes, but it is ALWAYS best to have a backup, esp of purchased music from iTMS that can only be downloaded once.

    The actual program iTunes get installed here
    C:\Program Files\iTunes

    And the music files are in an entirely different folder.

    If "nothing" is on your iPod, restoring it can't possibly lose anything. A restore will just put the iPod operating software back on it.

    P.S. Your sig says WIndows ME - that can't be right. iTunes is for WinXP or Win2K.

    Message was edited by: Katrina S.
  • Aaron Hawkins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Short answer: Yes, you will loose everything.

    I have had to reinstall iTunes, and it dumps everything. I tried to backup, save files, etc.; before but unfortunatly, iTunes will "reject" some digital files and I have found, across all the users I support, about 20% of your media will be lost regardless. Good luck.
  • gothjezebel Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    if u uninstall and reinstall itunes u will not lose ur music. it's just the program ur removing. itunes makes a file that holds the music in the computer under my music so therefore the music is seperate from the itunes application itself when uninstalling. a restore for the ipod wipes everything off the ipod itself and makes it just like outta the box - it will not remove files from the computer