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I've had several people tell me that when they updated itunes it erased or in some other way completely disrupted their music files. Has anyone experience this happening?
 
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That's why so many suggest having a current updated working backup - just in case.

Even Apple often has such a warning, but maybe buried a bit in the update notice - for those that even bother to read them.
 

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Having a current backup is always a good idea. I can attest to that on the basis of a few iTunes media disasters myself. Usually the result of hard drive failures with little or no warning.

In all seriousness loss of the music library during an update isn't what I would call common. Often it's the result of user error or other easily explainable issues.
 
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Would updating iTunes somehow cause a break in the link to the tune file in the Finder?
 
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yes but only on windows vista have i experienced this bug it is because microsoft released a patch that removes malware and spyware and looks for digital signatures on files because iTunes is signed by apple vista thinks its a malware program and removes music from iTunes this seems to happen rarely like 1 in 99 million rare
 

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