Recovering “lost” backing tracks

A young lady called Louise from England asked a question about recovering backing tracks she’d lost. Louise had transferred the backing track in to her iPod but then couldn’t find it on her computer afterwards. Here’s my answer:

Im sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if you could help
me out with the tracks I purchased. Instead of saving them
onto my computer I put then straight into itunes, and now
they dont exist anywhere except on my ipod!. I was
wondering if i could get the links to download again? I’d
really appreciate it so I can put them to minidisc?
Thanks so much
Louise 🙂
Hi Louise

Backing tracks are download to your computer in zip format which means they have to be unzipped before they can be played or loaded in to iTunes or any other mp3 player.

So what that means is that you will have TWO files on your computer – the original zip file you downloaded and saved, and the mp3 file that was unzipped from it.

If you’ve lost the mp3 file for any reason it’s not a problem – just go to where you saved the original zip file you downloaded and extract (unzip) another mp3 file from it.

The backing track you loaded in to your iPod is the mp3 file, so the original zip file will still be on your computer intact.

Just unzip it again to get another mp3 file from it.

Let me know if you need any more help…