My iTunes is suddenly missing thousands of songs and all my playlists despite the music files still being there--have tried Apple's fix.
I have iTunes 10.6.3. (I did have a prior version, but upgraded in the hopes it would fix the issue I'm posting about.)
I got some error messages about my library yesterday. I don't remember exactly what they said, but when I next opened iTunes, my playlists and a lot of my songs were gone.
I tried this
but it didn't fix the problem. It did replace the playlist menu, but none of my actual playlists are stored there.
The music files are all still there.
I do have all my music backed up via BackBlaze if all else fails.
I have a MacBook Pro and I'm running 10.6.8.
Also, would it work if I deleted the iTunes app and the .xml and then redownloaded iTunes so it would have to rebuild my library based on the actual files? I don't mind so much if I lose my own playlists; I mostly just care about the songs.