Updated to iTunes 11, all my playlists are gone, is there a way to save /transfer the playlist from my iPad to the computer?

Hi,
I have just updated to iTunes 11, once I opened itunes I noticed all my music, books, programs and app's had disapeared. Luckily for me I have everything backed up, except for my playlists.
Is there a way to save /transfer the playlist from my iPad to the computer?
And is there a way to backup the playlist for next time I need to restore my computer or update Itunes.
Thanks

And is there a way to backup the playlist for next time I need to restore my computer or update Itunes.
Your playlists and other info is stored in the "iTunes Library..ITL" file in your My Documents\My Music\iTunes directory, if you regularly back up that file you are safe. Also just to be sure also backup the iTunes Library.xml which is located in the same directory.

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