3 Free Ways to Recover Your Lost iTunes Artwork

It is not easy to keep track of your media files nowadays. Given that we have numerous files in our libraries, it is only natural to look for ways to better manage them.

Managing your media files can be quite a task if you have a large amount of data stored in your iTunes library. Here we show you some effectively tips regarding retrieving your missing artwork and more.

Retrieving Missing Album Artwork through iTunes

As you may already know, iTunes allows you to change the artwork of albums, playlists and any song that you download from the iTunes store. However, it is not uncommon for iPhone users to lose their precious artwork and have no clue as to how to recover it.

For those who have encountered such incidents, will be relieved to know that iTunes allows you to retrieve your artwork very easily.

Follow the steps mentioned below to quickly recover your album artwork using iTunes itself.

Step 1. Launch iTunes and sign in to iTunes Store.
Step 2. Select all media files stored in your library.
Step 3. Right click and select “Get Album Artwork”
Retrieving Missing Album Artwork through iTunes

iTunes will automatically restore your artwork in a little amount of time.

Manually Search and Add Missing Album Covers

You may also search for your artwork manually and add the missing album artwork to iTunes. This is useful if iTunes is unable to find certain artworks. Follow the steps below to change your artwork manually.
Step 1. Get your image from Google Images or the Amazon Music store and save it on your PC.
Step 2. Launch iTunes and select the album or song for which you would like to change the artwork.
Step 3. Right click on the selected album and click “Get Info”
Step 4. Click on the tab “Artwork” and then click “Add”
Step 5. Search for your artwork on your PC and click “Open”. Click “OK” to apply the artwork.

Add Missing Album Covers

Directly Edit iTunes Artwork

You can use iMyFone TunesMate to directly edit your album artwork. Follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1. Launch iMyFone TunesMate.

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Step 2. Select the Music tab and select the music file you want to edit.
Step 3. Click the Edit icon.
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This will not only allow you to change the artwork but also let you edit other details of your song or album very easily.

TunesMate is a highly intuitive media management app for your iPhone that allows you to perform a number of features more easily than you would with iTunes. It lets you manage as many files as you wish without affecting your iTunes library.

  • It can easily rebuild your iTunes library if it crashes or gets corrupted in any way.
  • It lets you sync your iPhone with iTunes in a jiffy and it does so without any restrictions of iTunes.
  • It can sync iTunes to iPhones and vice versa allowing you a two-way sync without any data loss.
  • You are allowed to preview and transfer your files selectively.
  • The app is compatible with both free and paid music which means you can transfer a number of music files in an instant.

Bonus info

Artwork in iTunes is stored in a hidden folder on your computer. Accessing it is quite difficult. However, this ensures that your files are protected from unnecessary hacks. You can access the artwork by simply right-clicking on a track -> Get Info and then clicking on the Artwork Tab.

An Alternative to iTunes

iTunes undoubtedly has a number of issues and it is quite common for users to have their files deleted or lost without them even knowing about it. This can occur quite a number of times and your media files including your artwork can go missing just like that.

As such, it is recommended that you use another third-party app that can handle your media files more effectively and can protect your files in case of iTunes crashing all of a sudden.
One such app goes by the name of iMyFone TunesMate.

How to Selectively Transfer iTunes Music to iPhone

Follow the steps below to easily transfer your iTunes Music to iPhone

Step 1. Launch iMyFone TunesMate and connect your phone to the computer
Step 2. Click on the “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice” option.
Transfer iTunes Music to iPhone

Step 3. Select the music files that you want to transfer and click “Transfer”. Click “OK”