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Accidental deletion of iTunes playlist on my iMac


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mjkpucks

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I accidentally deleted a large iTunes playlist on my iMac, and I'm wondering if there is a way to get it back?  I don't see it in my trash folder, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.  Please help as it took forever to create that playlist.  Thanks.


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Do you happen to have an ipod with that Playlist on it?????

 

Connect the iPod to the computer, access iPod Access and a Right Source Panel will appear with all your playlists. Select it and click Clone.

If you're still having problems, try the program iGadget!

 

Hope you had an ipod cause i believe without that they are gone :(


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No iPod, but will the same instructions work with an iPhone?  I still have the playlist on my phone.  Thanks.


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Restore Old iTunes Library

 

  1. Close iTunes
  2. Navigate to %User%/Music/iTunes/
  3. Rename iTunes Library.itl to iTunes LibraryOLD.itl
  4. Navigate to %User%/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries/
  5. Copy newest iTunes Library file (e.g. iTunes Library 2011-11-01.itl)
  6. Paste copied file into %User%/Music/iTunes/ (where you renamed file in step 3)
  7. Rename file you just copied (e.g. iTunes Library 2011-11-01.itl) to iTunes Library.itl
  8. Restart iTunes

 

Export Playlists

 

  1. Select Playlist
  2. Click File > Library > Export Playlist
  3. Save file (I created a folder called Playlist Backup here: %User%/Music/iTunes/ )
  4. Repeat for every Playlist you want.

 

** If the Previous iTunes Library you selected is recent enough and contains everything you want, you do not have to do the following.  However, if you have added any new media to iTunes, you will want to continue on because the Library does not know they exist.

 

Restore Newest iTunes Library

 

  1. Close iTunes
  2. Navigate to %User%/Music/iTunes/
  3. Delete iTunes Library.itl (this was a copy of a file that still exists so it's okay to just delete it)
  4. Rename iTunes LibraryOLD.itl to iTunes Library.itl
  5. Restart iTunes

 

Import Playlists & Backup iTunes Library

 

  1. Click File > Library > Import Playlist
  2. Select Playlist to import
  3. Repeat for each playlist.
  4. Click File > Library > Export Library
  5. Save somewhere so if this happens again you can simply restore this one file.

 

Done! I really hope this helps solve your problem!!

 

 

With your iphone do you have the option to Sync to Computer?


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Thank you very, very much!


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The default playlists are just Smart Playlists and you can recreate them. In iTunes go to File>New Smart Playlist

Recently Added:
Match the rule "Date Added">"is in the last">"1">"Days" make the days and the interval to suit yourself, you can have days, weeks or months.

Also check the box "Live Updating"


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