How to Restore iTunes Library Files?

  • Restore iTunes library songs stored on both Mac and Windows Operating System
  • Recognizes most of the common file formats (Like AIFF, AIFC, MP3, WAV etc.) in iTunes Library
  • Restore iTunes library from iPod models like iPod Classic, Shuffle, Nano etc.
  • Recover iTunes library from crashed or corrupted due to any reasons


What is iTunes library?

iTunes is one of the most popular media player developed by Apple, which provides users to sort and organize their media files in library so that they can be accessed with greater ease. User can browse the files from the library in iTunes software and play them very easily. Files can be sort in order of album, genre, artist, favorite ratings etc. to make it more user friendly. Most of the users prefer iTunes to organize their media folders and to play them as well.

iTunes Library Features:

  • Easily import CD music collection into iTunes Library
  • Downloading option provided in iTunes store helps in downloading music, video, and more
  • Organize media collection using customized playlists option
  • Roam around with media library flawlessly

iTunes library is a special database which is automatically created when user install the software in their machine. For this purpose, iTunes creates a special folder which contains all the music files that the user stores in iTunes library. In Mac OS, one can locate the folder in “/Users/username/Music/iTunes/” and in Windows OS its “C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\”. By default, “iTunes Media” is created inside the iTunes folder, which contains all media files that have been imported from Music CDs also Items that the user purchased from the iTunes Music Store and other items copied into iTunes. If your files are lost or deleted due to any of the unfortunate reasons, no need to be worried as you can retrieve iTunes library using iTunes Library Recovery software.

Reasons behind media file loss from iTunes library:

  • Sometimes the Operating System gets corrupted because of any reasons and user wants to reinstall a new copy of Operating System on the machine. Therefore reinstalling a new copy of Operating System will remove all the media files stored in the iTunes Library of active partition along with the old Operating System. As Operating System resides in Active partition and the iTunes library folder also resides in same active partition reinstalling removes all of those at the same time.
  • Accidental and unfortunate delete operation of media files from iTunes folder while browsing documents and media from the system results in huge loss. This type of situations is very common for data loss and most of user reports this kind of situation due to a momentary hand eye co-ordination loss.
  • Unknown file lost cases in which user not even sure about how files are not present in iTunes library folder any more. File loss is a type of data loss in which user left with no clue how the file is no more present on your hard disk.
  • If the Operating System user using is not having any defender program installed to safeguard it from virus attack and infections then system becomes vulnerable to virus attack, or even if any program is installed but it’s not up to date then it will not able to protect your system from latest threats, which can delete your important files along with your iTunes library files.
  • If you are using other Apple products like iPods or Mac computers then during Media files synchronization, you may encounter some errors due to improper process that results in file loss from both of the devices i.e. from your System as well as from your media devices like iPod resulting in loss of iTunes media files.

How to restore iTunes library?

Loss of media files from iTunes library is no more a big issue as this iTunes Library Recovery Software is able to retrieve iTunes library very easily. No matter user is proficient with handling computer or a beginner, with this software, one can easily get back iTunes library files by performing few easy steps. Also, the simple graphical user interface makes the procedure smoother as the options are very easy to understand like they are guiding users. This software is specially designed to restore iTunes Library and supported on both Mac OS X and different versions of Windows Operating System like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, you just need to download the appropriate version for your Operating System that’s all. Also, it is well supported on both 32bit and 64bit Operating System. iTunes library restore is possible because hard disk containing your iTunes library folder is associated with a known file system and each file system preserves an index entry for every files and folders residing inside it.

Whenever files are deleted, lost or even the OS is reinstalled, only index entries of those files are removed from hard disk drive. Operating system marks a flag on the file which indicates the file is removed but instead of removing the file permanently from the hard disk drive. Those leftover files from hard disk drive can be easily read and recovered using this iTunes library recovery software when user lost them unfortunately. Usually, iTunes library contains music files belong to .mp3, .aac, .wma formats and those can be restored using this software. This software is equips with powerful scanning features which can scan your entire hard disk drive or certain disk partition with in few minutes to give you the list of files which can be recovered. After getting the list from the quick scan results you will be able to preview your file with its “Preview” option.

One more thing to consider before recovery is, some precautions that needs to be taken before recovery for satisfactory results.

  • Never write any new file to the disk partition that contains files to be restored.
  • Don’t use any web browser as they write cache data every time user opens a new website. Never install any software even this recovery software to that specific disk partition to restore your files as it may overwrite data.
  • Always install the software in a different disk location while recovering your files. It will be better if you have any external hard disk drive for this purpose. Even if you will try to put the file into same disk location, the software will prevent you from doing that as recovering to same drive increase the chances of files to be overwritten. Therefore it will be better to restore all your files to an external drive and later you can copy all those to your previous place.

Steps to retrieve iTunes library

Step-1: Download the demo version of the iTunes Library Recovery Software and install it on your machine to restore itunes library. Then launch the software by clicking on it to restore iTunes library. Now, choose “Recover Photos” from the main screen as shown in Figure A.

Restore iTunes Library - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step-2: According to your loss scenarios, choose either "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" option as shown in Figure B to restore itunes library songs.

Restore iTunes Library - Select Option

Figure B: Select Option

Step-3: Select the drive from the available disk drives in the list to restore iTunes library files as shown in Figure C.

Restore iTunes Library - Select Logical Drive

Figure C: Select Logical Drive

Step-4: View your restored iTunes Library Files either in “Data View” or “File Type View”. Also, you can preview your files prior to restore as shown in Figure D.

Restore iTunes Library - Preview Restored Files

Figure D: Preview Restored Files

Tip: If you want to buy the full version of the software then you can Save the Recovery Season, which can save your time of rescanning the drive to restore iTunes library.

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