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  1. #1

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    Jan 26, 2011
    Re-Purchasing iTunes Stuff after Wipe.
    I recently re-installed my OS, and lost everything (I wanted it that way)
    Now I want to re-download all my music, and in iTunes if you have already purchased something you can just redownload it and it wont charge you...
    BUT IT CHARGED ME! It was only 7.99, but i have about 100$ of other stuff I need to re-download.. Why did it charge me!? And I hit "Check for available downloads" but it didn't show anything...

  2. #2

    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    I'd suggest contacting Apple support direct as, according to the article linked below, you cannot re-download songs, videos, iPod Games and albums.

    iOS apps are the exception, so long as you long in with the same iTunes account they were purchased on they can be re-download.

    Hopefully this article is out of date iTunes Store: Purchased songs, videos, iPod Games, and albums can be downloaded only once

    But I'd definately call them and see if they can put an exception on your account.

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    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    That article is not out of date. You can download music and videos only one time. You need to take care of backing up your own data.

    Not sure what you thought it would do when you hit that button that said "Buy".
    Shouldn't be a problem though, just restore them all from your Time Machine backup.

    Books purchased through iBooks can also be re-downloaded along with apps.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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  4. #4

    sau124's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2010
    again, a good reason to use backup.
    up there with the bEst of the bEst....

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