4156 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2010 5:35 PM by mpdajo
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2010 5:55 PM (in response to Big Zig)This is one of the reasons why maintaining a backup of all important data on your computer's hard drive is important, which should include your iTunes library and photos along with all other important data stored on an external drive or some other external media used for backup purposes only. The iPad is not designed or intended to be used as a backup storage device.
Photos transferred from your computer to your iPad are optimized for viewing on your iPad - the original resolution of these photos is reduced, which is why transferring these photos in the opposite direction is not supported.
In regards to iTunes content, an iPad can be synced with an iTunes library on a single computer only and photos can be transferred from a single computer only. When transferring iTunes content and photos from another computer, all iTunes content and photos transferred from a different computer will be erased from the iPad first. Especially when your existing iTunes library is empty. The sync process for iTunes content and photos is a one way transfer process only. Your computer is detected as a new or different computer after installing a new hard drive.
iTunes includes an option to transfer iTunes content that was purchased/downloaded from the iTunes store from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, but this is for iTunes content that was purchased/downloaded from the iTunes store only.
First you need to re-authorize your Mac with your iTunes account with iTunes. With your iPad connected to iTunes and without syncing, at the iTunes menu bar go to File and select Transfer Purchases From - the name of your iPad. MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 3G 16GB
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2010 7:05 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)Thanks Allan,
look s like the only way to keep these photo's is to email them from the ipad and then save to macbook.
I have transferred the purchased music. All the other music not purchased fortunately are on disk or on a old Del computer I can ultimately move them onto the mac. I think you have answered my question .
Have learned a lesson and getting a external hard drive.
Big ZigMacbook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 dUO
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2010 5:35 PM (in response to Big Zig)I have a piece of software called PhoneView which was part of a MacHeist bundle or something.
This can backup your data from iPad/iPhone including photos, sms, video/audio/podcastsPower Mac G5,Macbook Pro,Macbook,iPhone 3G,iPad, Mac OS X (10.6)