As noted on Monday I’ve been trying to rebuild my iTunes library after inadvertently deleting the central library index file. To date I’ve managed to recover detailed information on about 4700 tracks, or about a third of the library—and as about a third of the tracks are newly ripped and never played, I can reimport those from disk without worrying about losing playcount. That leaves another 4000 or so.
At this point I’m thinking that I’ll cut my losses and just reimport the music files and start rebuilding the playlists by hand. I’ve probably passed the point of diminshing returns by working with scraps of recovered Library XML files. But getting playcounts and ratings back for 4000 songs is better than nothing, for sure.