Restoring all iTunes libraries from Apple TV back to Mac Mini and iTunes

 I recently installed an external disc which had all iTunes CD’s and DVD’s  stored as external files, on advice to maximise performance.   The drives have corrupted (via some problem with Filevault) and I cannot retrieve the data.    My only hope ( 15,000 + songs and 250 Music DVD’s!) is to partially restore these files back to the MackItosh HD drive from the Apple TV unit.

Has anyone completed the exercise. Any pitfalls?  Any written guides?

Help please?



Yes, it's actually pretty straightforward.  A step-by-step guide can be seen here: