Lost iTunes programme - help required

  HarryFlashman 21:33 27 Apr 08


I would be grateful for the views of someone more expert than me at such things. What has happened is as follows....

I turned on my PC today and my desktop shortcut to open iTunes had disappeared. To my horror and inexplicably, I searched further and noted that the whole programme/application had gone. I cannot understand why as I did not delete this or remove the programme. This means I have about 2000 songs on my iPod and numerous films, TV programmes and Podcast that I am worried I will lose.

Has anyone got any ideas how this could have happened - i.e. just disappeared? Or how I can diagnose how this happened? And any ideas for getting iTunes and my library back? I tried a Windowns system restore, but to no avail.

I am aware that there are ways that one can download a fresh iTunes programme and upload the songs from the iPod back to iTunes via a backroute. However, I do not really want to do this as surely there must be an easier way of getting my iTunes programme and library back?!?!

Thanks in advance for any help!

  bionicle 21:54 28 Apr 08

You could try clicking on your C drive and checking in Program files to see if i-tunes is still there and if it is open it from there and put a new shortcut on your desktop. You might also want to try using windows media player if it is on your system to do a scan for your missing media. You could also scan to see if the media is still on your hard disc by using windows 'search' facility.

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