Written by: Daniel Haurey on 01/19/12

Today, I realized that I didn’t backup my iTunes library of music before blowing out the hard drive on my new laptop. Ordinarily, this would have been a disaster. Lucky for me, the geniuses over at Apple had my back. Or shall I say BACKUP.
Since I use iCloud, my music and other items had been backed up to Apple’s cloud storage service. Here’s what I did to get my iTunes music back on my computer.

  1. Download the latest iTunes
  2. Login with your iTunes account (this must be the account that you used to purchase the music).
  3. On the right side of your iTunes screen, go to Purchases
  4. Click Songs or Albums to change the page view and All or “Not in My Library” to view your purchased content that currently is not downloaded on your computer
  5. Click the download icon to the right of each item to download that item or simply download them all.

Thanks Apple, for saving us from ourselves!


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