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Old 11-16-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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WTF?!?!?! iTunes went blank!!!!

So, I opened my iTunes about 20 minutes ago----and it was totally blank!! It didn't have ANY of my music, playlists, etc.!! What the %@$!#% happened?? I rebooted, hoping that might solve the problem, but it didn't.


Can I plug my iPod in and put all the music back in iTunes? I don't want to just jump in and try without a bit of support from y'all for fear that it'll blank out my iPod, too.....
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:16 PM   #3
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Are the folders with all the music still there? Did you change a drive name or something?
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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yep, try to find out if the files are still on your harddrive. they should be.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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Yeah, everything's still there. So I have to drag everything I want back in there again, huh? What's going to suck about that is that there's a ton of stuff that I ripped through iTunes and is in my iTunes Music folder, but there's also a ton of stuff from my other music folders.

Oh well, looks like I won't be getting anything done for a while....
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:35 PM   #6
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Whew....I've drag&dropped and repopulated iTunes. pain in the neck, but it's more or less done. now I just need to go through and make sure everything's there and all the tags, etc. are correct. oy
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:13 PM   #7
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I thought there was a way to sync iTunes with music on an Ipod through one of the menu options.
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How the hell did this happen? Did you find out?
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I thought there was a way to sync iTunes with music on an Ipod through one of the menu options.

I couldn't find it. But I also didn't look terribly hard. The drag & drop was actually much faster than I expected.

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How the hell did this happen? Did you find out?
I have no idea! I couldn't believe it! I had last used iTunes yesterday morning and did nothing but listen to a few songs before work. I was on call all night & got back home this morning----opened it up, and it was entirely blank. My wife says she didn't touch it at all last night when I was at work, and there's no one else in our apartment but us. The computer is fine otherwise...nothing else was wrong with it.

I have no clue!
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Did you move the folder where your music is being held? That happened to me on my last computer. I put all the music files in one big folder on my desktop and then tried to consolidate it one day and put it elsewhere. It gave me a blank iTunes and I just had to move it all back to it's original place.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:16 AM   #11
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I thought there was a way to sync iTunes with music on an Ipod through one of the menu options.
There is a menu option to do that?? I had no idea! That would've saved me from downloading extra software
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:47 AM   #12
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Fuck this happened to me once, and recently. iTunes basically 'lost' my iTunes music library file (it's one file) and I had a blank iTunes as if I just installed it.

Really all my Mp3s were fine and all tagged and album-arted correctly. The only thing I lost was my ratings for every song (grr) but I decided not to use ratings anymore so meh.
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Did you move the folder where your music is being held? That happened to me on my last computer. I put all the music files in one big folder on my desktop and then tried to consolidate it one day and put it elsewhere. It gave me a blank iTunes and I just had to move it all back to it's original place.

No, everything was right where it should be. I guess it might've done what it did to Canadiens---lost the library file. That sounds right, since when I plugged my iPod in while iTunes was still blank (to see if I could add from the iPod), it said something along the lines of "Your iPod is synced with a different library. Do you want to overwrite your iPod with this library?" Made it sound like this library didn't even recognize its own beloved iPod!

When I drag & dropped, all the tags & art were still there, which is nice. I seem to be missing a gig of music, but I can't think of anything that I didn't re-add.
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I thought there was a way to sync iTunes with music on an Ipod through one of the menu options.
yeah, but it won't take music off your ipod and put it on your itunes if thats what you mean?
they're blocked to do that - you can take music from itunes onto your ipod (obviously) but not the other way round
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yeah, but it won't take music off your ipod and put it on your itunes if thats what you mean?
they're blocked to do that - you can take music from itunes onto your ipod (obviously) but not the other way round
Yeah that's what I thought. That's why I got iPodRip, to beat the system!
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