My Windows laptop (and HDD) have died, taking with it iTunes and my music. Things could have been a lot worse, but I fortunately have a back up of my mp3s. However, I have lost the iTunes library containing all my play counts, last played, ratings etc.
I am keen to recover this data and have bought software to access my iPod Touch as a hard drive which has enabled me to view the underlying files. However I don't seem to be able to find a version of the
iTunes Library.itl (or
iTunes Music Library.xml) file which would contain the meta data I need.
The only seemingly useful file I can find is the
library.itdb file, which seems about the right file size to contain the data I'm looking for.
My question therefore is can anyone advise if there is a way of recreating the library
.xml file from this
.itdb (iTunes database) file?
NB. I have managed to extract the meta data I need, but the program I am using creates its own paths to the
mp3 files, which would leave every track broken.