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I lost all my music

By ChrisLam
Aug 5, 2007
  1. After recovering from viruses/trojans, using Windows System Restore, I have found all my music gone (or rather not found my music). Now, I want to restore my computer back to when I had the music files, but I have tried many times and not one successful restore. The tries were before I was infected with a virus. Why can't I restore? What other ways can I get back my music?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    are you using iTunes? the files may be elsewhere
     
  3. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Actaully, I didn't lose all of my music. I lost all but one:( Yes, I am using iTunes
     
  4. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    I did a search - I was unable to find my music
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    open the HD
    right click on Documents and Settings\
    search for iTunes Library.itl
    when you find one (or more) Open the containing folder
    and there should be a file iTunes Music Library.xml
    These files control the iTunes presentation

    the actual music is stored under iTunes Music\
     
  6. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Nope nothing there.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    bumber; it's truely gone :(
     
  8. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Even my the music on my iPod nano is gone after I plugged it into my computer. Also the photo library is gone too. Lol I always thought bumber was spelled bummer lol

    SAD:( no more music. well, on the bright side, I will finally get more newer music.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    the iPod loss was a result of attempting to Sync to an empty library -- poor
    programming by Apple :(

    and yse itsa bummer that I cant tpye nor spel :(
     
  10. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Oh it really is bummer! Well I don't use that word anyways doesn't matter
     
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