Some users report music library mangling after iTunes 12.2 update

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Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 08:26
Category: iTunes, News, Software


This is why they invented bug fixes.

Following the release of iTunes 12.2, a number of users have expressed concerns that the update has somewhat mangled their iTunes music libraries after enabling iCloud Music Library.

As reported by several outlets, users end up with a library full for scrambled titles, albums, and artists.

A thread in the Apple Support Community forums has several users who have experienced the same problem. Some have been able to restore their libraries by going to the iTunes folder (~/Music/iTunes), and using a recent .itl file in the Previous iTunes Libraries folder to replace the “corrupted” iTunes Library.itl file in the iTunes folder.

The iCloud Music Library is a new feature that allows for offline access to Apple Music and access of your uploaded songs across your devices. The feature can be turned through your iOS device in the Settings app under Music. In iTunes on your Mac, you can turn off iCloud Music Library in the app’s preferences (under the General tab).

Long story short: You might want to wait until Apple releases iTunes 12.2.1.

If you’ve seen these issues on your end, please let us know in the comments.

Via Macworld and Apple Support Community forums

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One Response to “Some users report music library mangling after iTunes 12.2 update”

  1. I’ve had an issue, but not with my music library, with my video library. After installing 12.2 I had a whole bunch of videos in the “Film” category changed to “Home Video”. About half the movies in my library were affected, no idea why only those particular ones. None of the TV Shows category were affected, just films. changed them all back and all seems okay now.