iTunes bugs bug me
2009/08/31 § 1 Comment
I can honestly say that I always hated iTunes as long as I have known it. There are so many little inconveniences and inconsistencies. One wonders how that is possible in an 8.2 Version of any software? Some of the issues have repeatedly been addressed by users, basically since the dawn of the software.
One of these is that it is quite possible to delete a playlist in an instance without any “undo” function- no way to get your playlist back if you mistakenly deleted it. Now we can argue if such a mistake should happen to a user, but then again, why would we discuss that? We have gotten used to the fact that things can be made undone in every program, why not in iTunes?
The first time you delete a playlist in iTunes it will remind you that you are about to delete a potentially precious playlist, but it then even offers you to never question you in the future. Next time around your playlist would be gone if you were unwise enough to unselect the reminder. If you check the apple forum you will see that it happened to many people, but even with the reminder it can happen that you regret deleting a playlist once in a while… As is policy of apple they never reply to peoples request about this. Their service does really suck at times as most of us know who ever had a problem with apple hard- or software….
Anyhow, you may think: OK I just backup my playlists, just in case. Good thinking, but then you run into another bug. While the function exists it does not work while in “cover view”. It is “greyed out” with no other option available to get a backup of your playlist. It only works normally when in “list view” of your songs (go to “view” and select “list”).
Why? God Jobs knows….
Took me ages to figure that one out. So I post it here for you in case you run into the same bug… AAARRRGGGHHH, iTunes… Good luck!
Export itunes (8.2) playlists if it works (list view): select File – Library – Export Playlist