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MySpace admits it has lost millions of files

Server migration at old social media site results in loss of millions of songs and videos

MySpace was used by many musicians in the noughties to launch their music, but MySpace may have lost as many as 50 million songs.
MySpace was used by many musicians in the noughties to launch their music, but MySpace may have lost as many as 50 million songs.

MySpace has admitted that it has lost millions of old files uploaded by users.

The antiquated social media site has said that a server migration resulted in the loss of millions of photos, videos and audio files.

The company is now warning that any file older than three years may no longer be available.

Users had complained for several months that some links were not working, but the company has now admitted that it may have lost millions of files uploaded from the inception of MySpace in 2003 until 2015.

While MySpace has long since declined in popularity, it was used extensively by many musicians to upload songs, leading to fears that as many as 50 million songs from 14 million artists may no longer be available on the site.

MySpace said in a statement: "We apologise for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies."