When I try to download already purchased songs I get this message:

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Will I be charged once more if I click "Buy"?

Ps. When I click "Check for available downloads" I just get the message

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Psps. It might just be that the new Itunes is buggy. I get this startup-screen, but when I click "scan for music", nothing happens.

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  • Did you have iCloud enabled? Did you make a backup before cleaning the hard drive?
    – nohillside
    Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 14:26
  • No; I just thought it was a no-brainer that Apple should keep track of what I purchased. I mean, it must be in my account somewhere. Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 14:27
  • You can redownload apps but AFAIK you can't redownload music (without iCloud at least). That's why you get a dialog box reminding you of backup up your purchases if you buy music.
    – nohillside
    Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 14:35
  • I tried repurchasing an album. Will see how it goes and notify you all. Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 14:45
  • I was charged anew! Waah! Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 6:11

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Sign in to itunes, click iTunes Store. In the right hand column there is a link to "purchased"

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This opens to a screen that looks like this:

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You can re-download everything from there as long as its all on the single apple ID.

Good Luck!

  • This is probably how it is supposed to work in theory so UV Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 15:26

When repurchasing from the iTunes store I was charged once more, so do not use the "repurchase" option.

Only US users are allowed to redownload music. Thank god for torrent sites.

Source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3103354?start=15&tstart=0

Ps. iTunes refunded my money so all is well.

Psps. will update when/if I get to the bottom of this.

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