When I searched in the internet, I happened to see that some users of iTunes Library lost their Library and have no idea of how to get them back.

When searching on the internet, I happened to see that some users of iTunes Library lost their Library and have no idea of how to get them back.

Actually, it is not a big deal to do it, you can just follow the solutions here to get missing iTunes library back.

Solution 1. Employ Wondershare TunesGo to regain the disappearing iTunes Library

You can download the free trial version of Wondershare TunesGo here!

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As an iTunes user, we always have our own way of updating our iTunes library. Some would like to just add the tracks to the iTunes Library and then sync to their Apple Devices. If you have added many music to iTunes library when updating it on last time, then you found iTunes library disappeared, then here is the solution for you to get it back, you can try Wondershare TunesGo.

1 Firstly, download and install TunesGo Retro on your PC, then connect it with your iPhone or iPad, iPod by USB cable.

2 Secondly, you will find your iPhone or iPad, iPod in the primary window when the TunesGo detect it. After that, click Media (you can see music, videos, podcasts in this category),then Playlists and find the files you need. Then from the “Export”, find the “Export to iTunes Library” and click it to transfer them to the Library one by one.

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3 Thirdly, if you want to get back those purchased songs, log in your iTunes, click “Edit” then find “Preference” and click it. After that, click the “Store” find “Download pre-orders when available”.

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Note: If you are a Windows user, then you can transfer music and video directly to your iTunes Library by the TunesGo. However if you are a Mac user, the TunesGo (Mac) can only support to transfer music to the iTunes Library directly. If you want to transfer the video, then you can transfer it to your Mac first by this APP, then export it to your iTunes Library on your Mac.

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Solution 2: replace the data with the old ones to regain the disappearing iTunes Library

The iTunes user will update the Library when they have some new files to transfer. But sometimes, we couldn't find the Library just when we finish the updating. If this happens to you, you can try the following steps to get your missing Library back.

Firstly, find your Library files from the iTunes Library, and drag it to your desktop.

You can find your iTunes Library is located here:

  • 1. As for Windows Visa, 8.1, 8, 7, you can find the folder here: \User\{YOUR USER NAME}\Music\iTunes\.
  • 2. As for Windows XP, you can find the folder here:  \Documents and Settings\{YOUR USER NAME}\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\
  • 3. As for Mac, you can find the folder here:  /Users/{YOUR USER NAME}/Music/iTunes/

Secondly, from the Library folder, find the folder named “Previous iTunes Libraries”. Then find the latest “iTunes Library YYYY-MM-DD.itl” and delete this file data. then move it to iTunes Library.itl folder.

When you finish those steps, you will find your disappearing Library.

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