Recovery of Music from iTunes Library

“Hi, I am using latest version of iTunes application on Windows 7 system. After synchronization iTunes deleted every song and entire playlist from its library. Is there any method to recover music from iTunes library?? I am highly frustrated with iTunes right now… Please help me”

Most of the people will find difficulty in using application like iTunes in Windows, because iTunes is primarily developed for Mac users. However, after developing compatible iTunes application for Windows, users still encounter problems in some point of time as mentioned in above scenario

  • iTunes library corruption due to improper termination of the system when it is in use
  • Virus attack on system may infect iTunes library music files and leads to loss or deletion of infected music files
  • Inaccurate steps followed while upgrading iTunes library
  • Music files from iTunes library go missing due to unexpected Synchronization error, iTunes database error and other logical errors

If you have deleted or lost music from iTunes library due to any of above mentioned scenarios, then don’t worry. In such circumstance, it is important to know that whenever you completely delete a music file from iTunes library in system, its content is not wiped out completely; only reference to that files are removed. The operating system just marks that space as free to store any new files and folders. Therefore, it is quite possible to retrieve deleted or missing music from iTunes library before its memory space is overwritten by new data using any media file recovery software.

Software to restore music from iTunes library:

One of the most used media file recovery software is Yodot Photo Recovery tool. This tool effectively restores erased or lost music files from iTunes library on Windows system. You can also get back picture files, audio and video files, which are deleted or missing from computer. It can perform thorough scanning of hard drive to recover music files and other media files. Its versatile interface helps you to restore music files from iTunes library even without any technical knowledge. The program retrieves deleted or lost music files from memory cards (SD cards, XD cards, CF cards, etc.), flash drives, portable hard drive, memory sticks, etc. You can restore erased or lost music files from iTunes library on Windows system having Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Steps to restore back music files from iTunes library:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery software on Windows system
  • Run the software and follow the onscreen instructions
  • From main screen use “Deleted Photo Recovery” to recover erased music files from iTunes library or “Lost Photo Recovery” to retrieve your lost iTunes library songs
  • Now, the program scans and displays all the drives present on the system
  • Select the drive from where you want to restore music files and click on “Next” button
  • The tool scans the entire drive and displays all the deleted/lost files from iTunes library
  • Mark the music files which you want to rescue back
  • At last, browse for the location to save your retrieved music files. It is suggested not to save the songs on same drive from where you have recovered music tracks because the chances of getting overwritten is very high

Basic Tips:

  • You should avoid saving new data and file in the same location from where the music files are being deleted, because the chances of retrieving deleted or lost music files will get minimal if they are overwritten
  • At the same time it is recommended to backup your favorite music files on some other storage devices
  • It is also necessary to have clear cut idea about using and upgrading iTunes application on PC

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