So I noticed a couple of weeks ago songs I purchased were not showing up in the playlists I put them in. I had to go in there and manually re-add them because I figured it was just happening with songs I recently added to my playlists. But then, I noticed other songs from way before were also dissappearing, I realized it had nothing to do when the song was added.
Recently I updated to latest iTunes (w/radio) and it was having trouble contacting the match server. All of a sudden I am left with playlists missing half their songs (some with songs I recently purchased), and I would like to restore my playlist information so that I can overwrite whats on the match server.
I don't even know where to begin to extract the playlist data, I am assuming I can look for this on my time machine?
iMac (work) - where I buy all my music, has no contact with my phone
iPhone - I rarely if ever manipulate playlists on here
MacBook Pro - where I sync my iphone too, backup, general stuff, having itunes match means I don't have to deal with syncing songs or playlists, well, except my ipod.
Which computer do you have iTunes Match enabled on? On that computer, restore the entire iTunes folder from your Time Maching backup from a time immediately before you started seeing the trouble.
Of course quit iTunes before you restore the folder.