Regain iTunes from Dead Laptop

“My laptop has died all of a sudden and it is not booting up now. I always backup important files and folders. However when I checked my backup, I could not find iTunes Library in it may I forgot to take backup of iTunes. I would be grateful if I get any help to restore iTunes from dead laptop hard drive”.

iTunes application provides best way to organize and manage media files such as photos, videos, movies, music and recordings. One can even listen free streaming radio stations by utilizing iTunes Radio facilitated by iTunes. Using iTunes you can buy new songs and enjoy endless listening experience. But when your laptop is in dead condition, you will not be able to access iTunes Library files. One can remove hard drive from laptop and connect it to another healthy laptop as a secondary drive to access information from it. However most of the times, you will be presented with format error message and denied to view complete data from it. Hence, it is recommended to backup your data when laptop shows deadness signs. Following are few situations which indicates that your laptop is about to die:

  • Malfunctioning of software installed on your computer is a classic signal that something is wrong with your laptop. If any program has problem, it causes your laptop to slow down, crash, freeze or sometime deliver error messages
  • In case your laptop hard drive is producing clicking noise, it is a sign that your laptop hard drive is going to die or stop working at any instant
  • Laptop hard disk might turn dead when it shows unusual behavior such as weird lines or blocks on screen, random stoppage of mouse for few seconds or more, not detecting external storage device and so on
  • Frequent boot failure on your laptop indicates that something is unusual with its working condition and it may fail or go dead very shortly; so take backup when you feel any issue with laptop hard drive

In case iTunes is corrupted, you can rebuild it using the manual way provided by Windows operating system. However, if your laptop is dead and you lost iTunes from it, then the only way to get it back is by using specialized iTunes recovery software.

iTunes recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recoverysoftware has been named as the best software by many users who have utilized it to restore iTunes files. This application can identify iTunes files from dead laptop and present you the report of recoverable files. Other than iTunes files, it will restore various type of Microsoft Office documents, archive files, multimedia files, encrypted files and many other files which have become inaccessible, missing or disappeared from dead laptop hdd. Also, you can recover iTunes songs after PC crash, failure, hard drive malfunction, corruption and other issues. This tool size is very less and it  require very less space to get installed on your laptop running with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2008 and 2003 operating systems. .

Guidelines to extract iTunes files from dead laptop:

  • At first remove hard drive from dead laptop and connect it to working system as a secondary drive
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software in which you have attached laptop hard drive
  • Launch the software and then choose option “Lost Photo Recovery” to recover iTunes files from dead laptop
  • Once the software completes scanning process, you will be able to choose file types from the list shown
  • Choose required files and ignore rest of them. You can even choose entire files by just hitting on “Skip” option
  • Check recovered files under two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview retrieved media files for confirmation and at last save recovered files in desired location on your host Windows computer or external drive

Useful Advices:

  • Immediately backup your data when laptop shows deadness indications such as freezing, crashing, slowing down etc.
  • Make sure that you download software from trustworthy source since you might be a victim of software malfunction