Windows 7/iTunes 12


Hi Mike,
I think Itunes 12 downloaded and now it doesnít seem to recognize my cd player or my iPod touch. Iím not that computer savvy, but if you let me know what information you need to help me Iíll do the best I can.
What is for sure is itunes always worked well and one day itís didnít recognize my external cd play which I use to download my cdís onto my computer and then move them to my ipod touch.
The icons are gone and I canít seem to bring them back.
Thank you Mike,

Hello Randy

Apple has had a lot of people with this problem and this is what their response is:

Personally speaking when I have troubles with a program like itunes where it doesn't work properly after updating, I will completely uninstall the program and then restart my computer and reinstall it.  For uninstalling I always use CCLEANER so if you haven't already got this program you should get it first and use it as it will also clean out any other old registry issues.  You can download ccleaner from the following link:

To learn how to use CCLEANER properly visit the following link:

I hope this helps


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