Internet, Networking, & Security Cloud Services How to Restore Songs in iTunes From an iTunes Backup Share Pin Email Print Snap Decision / Getty Images Cloud Services Browsers Cloud Services Error Messages Home Networking 5G Antivirus VPN Web Development Around the Web View More By Mark Harris Writer Mark Harris is a former writer for Lifewire who wrote about the digital music scene and streaming music services in an easy to understand, no-nonsense manner. our editorial process Mark Harris Updated February 16, 2020 However careful you are with your computer, things can go wrong that results in the loss of your music. Whether the contents of your music library has been accidentally deleted, corrupted, or wiped by a virus infection, knowing how to restore your iTunes songs is just as important as performing a backup. By learning how to restore your music before disaster strikes will enable you to get up and running in no time. What You Need iTunes SoftwareBackup media Difficulty — Easy Time Required — iTunes music library restore time is dependent on the size of the backup. Here's How Ensure the iTunes software is running and insert your backup disc.When the dialog box appears asking if you want to restore files, choose the option to overwrite the existing files.Finally, select Restore and follow the on-screen instructions.