"Yesterday I listened to music with my iPhone, and suddenly the music stopped, I don’t know what happen, and when I opened my iTunes Library, I found it was damaged. All my songs and photos in it are disappeared. I try to close my iTunes Library and open it again, but my songs and photos still disappear, I don’t know where they gone, they are very important to me, I am sad now, who can tell me how to find them back? Is the iTunes Library broken? How can I fix it?"
According to the survey, a great number of iPhone users have suffered this problem, when they were enjoying their songs or videos which offer by iTunes, the interface disappear suddenly for unknown reasons. And a pop-up appear, telling you that the file "iTunes Library.itl can't be read". Most of the time, iPhone users choose to restart iTunes, and there is nothing problem. But some users are not so lucky, they find their music even other important files gone, and they don’t know what to do.
The first thing that we should do is to repair iTunes library. How to fix iTunes library is not complicated. Let me tell you how to do. Please follow the steps below.
Tutorial 1: Fix iTunes Library
When your iPhone interface pops up receive a warning "iTunes Library.itl can't be read" from iTunes Library, or when you upgrade iTunes Library regularly. You can try to fix the damaged iTunes Library by replacing the corrupt "iTunes Library.itl" files with an older one. First of all, you should close iTunes. If you don’t do that, the older iTunes Library might be damaged, too. Find “iTunes Library.itl” on your computer and replace its name with what you want it to be, such as "iTunes Library damaged.itl". We can find the file which is named "Previous iTunes Libraries", and then we can find the recent iTunes Library.itl. Copy it to the "iTunes Library damaged.itl" file and then change its name as “iTunes Library.itl”. After that, you can launch iTunes again and see if iTunes Library is fixed. This is a quick way to fix iTunes Library.
Here is the list of location of the iTunes Library files:
Mac runs in Mac OS X
PC runs in Windows XP
\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Library.itl
PC runs in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Tutorial 2: Fix iTunes Library from iPhone/iPad/iPod
The first way I introduce is a convenient way to fix iTunes Library. But that depends on no files lost, if you have lost some files, you can’t get them back by replacing the corrupt "iTunes Library.itl" files with an older one. How to fix iTunes Library if you have lost some important files? Here I will tell you another way to solve this problem.
I recommend you to try iPhone Transfer to transfer your losing files to iTunes Library. iPhone Transfer can help iOS users to transfer files including songs, videos, photos, etc. back to iTunes. When you face the situation that music or other applications suddenly interrupt, don’t worry about losing files. Try iPhone Transfer and get them back. Please follow how to transfer music from iPhone to iTunes in few steps.
Download iPhone Transfer to have a try!