3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2013 8:44 PM by Michael Allbritton
TR_Chris Level 1 Level 1

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?

 

 

Setup:

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.

Solved by Michael Allbritton on Sep 23, 2013 9:21 PM Solved

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.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    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.

  • TR_Chris Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your quick response Michael!

     

    iTunes Match is turned on my work iMac, where I make all my purchases, and organize my music.  At home I have it turned on my macbook pro, but I only use that to back up my iphone and stream music to my audio devices, and ocassionaly add some music to my ipod.

     

    I had to resort to terminal and a sudo ditto command to copy the folder from my time machine.  For some reason restoring it through time machine caused it to hang on some .itc data file, I was starting to panic for a second, but it's all there.

     

    Thanks again!

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    You're welcome.