If you don't see your content after updating iTunes

After you update iTunes, you might notice that your music, videos, and other content are missing. These steps can help.

  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
  3. Use your Finder (Mac) or Windows Explorer (Windows) to go to the iTunes folder that contains the iTunes library files:

    Mac OS X
    /Users/username/Music/iTunes/

    Microsoft Windows Windows XP
    \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\

    Microsoft Windows Windows Vista and Windows 7
    \Users\username\Music\iTunes\
     
  4. Drag the iTunes Library file to your Desktop.
  5. Open the Previous iTunes Libraries folder in the iTunes folder.
  6. Find the file named iTunes Library YYYY-MM-DD where YYYY-MM-DD is the date you updated iTunes (Year-Month-Day).
  7. Drag this file to the iTunes folder (the enclosing folder).
  8. Rename this file iTunes Library.
  9. Open iTunes.

You should now see your missing content in iTunes.

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