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Will iTunes back up ALL of my purchases if I remove them from my library?

Asked by desiree333 (3195 points ) January 16th, 2012

My MaBook Air has very little disc space and I’ve been trying to delete files that I don’t need. I think the main culprit is my 4 TV Seasons and 6 movies. I would like to delete the files, but I’m worried iTunes will make me re-purchase them if I ever want them back on my library. I currently do not own a memory stick, external hard drive, and nothing from my iTunes is currently backed up. Please, no opinions here; I just want to know for sure if iTunes will back up my purchases.

I really need to start backing up and deleting files, sometimes in the middle of a lecture I won’t be able to save my notes due to no free space left. This is starting to affect my schooling. Why do MacBooks have such little memory!

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Theremin's avatar

The iTunes store remembers all of your past purchases, so you should be okay.

Sponge's avatar

Don’t worry you can download all your previous purchases from iTunes to any iDevice whenever you want

Theremin's avatar

Things were different before iCloud, but you should double-check that you know how to re-download your purchases before you remove anything.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Is burning them to a disc an option for you?

desiree333's avatar

@Theremin Under “Purchases” in iTunes it allows me to re-download any previous purchases that I have deleted off of my library. The problem is, I do not see an option to redeem movies. Only music, TV shows, iBooks, and apps.

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