9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2012 9:36 AM by laurenahm
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I have a new computer and want to sync my Ipad to it but it keeps saying it is sync with another computer and it will erase everything. I don't want to loose everything so how do I do this?

HP Pavillion dv6, Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Sync Ipad to new computer
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,850 points)
    Transfer the iTunes Library from your old computer to the new computer and then continue syncing as normal.

    You can't sync FROM iPad to computer (except for purchases made on the iPad)
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    radi07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same issue, however my original laptop has crashed and I am unable to transfer files to the new one. How do I cancel the original library.
  • 3. Re: Sync Ipad to new computer
    Kasper18 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you sold the old computer or the old computer is broken, you can transfer the purchased apps to the new computer by clicking the "right button" over the device and select transfer purchases. Just note that you need to authorize in itunes the new computer first.
  • 4. Re: Sync Ipad to new computer
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,850 points)
    Didn't you have a backup of your original laptop, to save you in such situations?
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    lucyfromfpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I no longer have my old computer. I synced my pictures from my old computer to my iPad and now want to delete some of these pictures but it will not let me do so on my new computer b/c it is synced with another computer and will only let me download pictures from my new computer on my iPad or that I have taken after the sync with the old computer onto my new computer. Help. How do I get rid of some of the old pictures on my iPad?

  • 6. Re: Sync Ipad to new computer
    lucyfromfpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Help! I no longer have my old computer. I synced my pictures from my old computer to my iPad and now want to delete some of these pictures but it will not let me do so on my new computer b/c it is synced with another computer and will only let me download pictures from my new computer on my iPad or that I have taken after the sync with the old computer onto my new computer. Help. How do I get rid of some of the old pictures on my iPad?

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    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,140 points)

    If I connect my iPad to a different computer and try to sync photos to it then I get a warning that it will remove all the current synced photos from the iPad and will replace them. Are you saying that you aren't getting that, or that you want to keep some of the photos on the iPad that you synced from your old computer ?

  • 8. Re: Sync Ipad to new computer
    laurenahm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, I am looking at the apple files in the back-up of my old computer - what is the iTunes library actually called or where it would typically be located....I cannot find it!

  • 9. Re: Sync Ipad to new computer
    laurenahm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found it!!! thanks everyone!!