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  • Partist Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2011 11:09 PM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    This looks wonderful; does it transfer everything from the iPad to the computer?  Previously, when computers have crashed, or wiped themselves, I have had to download third-party software in order to transfer music, playlists, etc to the pc.


    I have got as far, above, as backing up the iPad, but am loathe to restore, lest I lose anything from my iPad which is working perfectly.

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    Nov 21, 2011 5:56 PM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Thank you - worked like a charm as stated.  Dreaded the outcome as I have failed many times and different ways in the past - but this worked perfect.

  • SiVisBellum Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2011 8:07 PM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Does this only work for the Aps that are installed on the Ipad?

    I have a 16Gb Ipad 1 and have had to cycle through my many aps.  I thus had only 1/2 or less on the Ipad when my main boot drive crashed.

    I have the data drive with Itunes and all folders, but when I transferred over these there was only 3 Aps in the directory .... where are the rest stored!


    When I tried to sync my iphone to this account I got a message that my iphone was linked to another library and to sync with this one would erase my phone. 

    This is the same library, same account and PC is authorised.  


    Help !

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    Dec 11, 2011 10:52 AM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Does this solution work for ALL files on your iPad? I just had the same thing happen to me and I have PDF files, Music etc.. from 3rd party sites on my ipad and I don't want to lost them!! If I do a backup of iPad and then a restore will all my books ( PDF files ) and music ( not from iTunes store ) be put back on iPad AND stored in my iTunes Library? So far all I have gotten off my iPad and onto the new Library is the apps i got for free from the iTunes store :/

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,710 points)
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    Dec 11, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to WickdButterfly)

    This will not transfer the songs from 3rd party sites back to iTunes. You still have to have music and photos in your iTunes library on the computer.


    Read my response to your original posted question.

  • modinski Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2011 4:22 AM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Thanks VirtualGeo. Your  fix works even in Nigeria. Great Stuff!

  • Jgreene777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2011 6:53 AM (in response to virtualgeo)

    That method transfers all the apps but doesn't keep the folder structure. I guess I'll spend the next couple of hours re-organizing my apps.

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    Jan 4, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to virtualgeo)

    Virtualgeo - Your post looks very helpful, but...  I'm moving my iPad 2 and iPhone from syncing with a work windows-based computer to my first MAC.  I've ported all media (photos, videos, music, etc) successfully and transferred all the purchased apps.  However...


    When I try to sync my iPad it wants to replace the apps.  No problem on restoring the apps but it is losing all the work I have done to lay out the folders and screens.  150+ apps that were on 3 screens in various folders become 150+ apps on 9 screens in the preview under iTunes.  Not a disaster but I'd hate to have to set all that up again.


    I've followed your directions, but have chosen to 'Revert' for now on syncing apps since I want to try to avoid all the rework.  Let me know if you have experienced this or have any suggestions.



  • Z-mann Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Sounds great, however,when I rightclick on iPad the only choices I get are "restore from backup" or "eject".  Any thoughts?  Many thx.

  • Pilotnorm Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2012 10:10 PM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Tommy -

    I followed your formula got to 6) a box came up to sync iPad to Library and will erase my iPad. I did not get an opportunity to left click on iPad icon etc. iTunes is up to date, I do have password protect. Appreciate any help you could give. Thank you!


  • alanfromnewtownards Level 5 Level 5 (5,260 points)
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    Jan 23, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to virtualgeo)

    Please see pilotnorm's post of 16.1.12.


    I have a friend who is in the same position as he is. Any further guidance please?

  • alanfromnewtownards Level 5 Level 5 (5,260 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to Pilotnorm)

    Please see my last post in the following thread which has resolved the situation-


  • amphibiansound Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to Davidatl1)

    Got the same issue, no prob getting the apps to come across, but what I'm really after is avoiding setting up the folders again. Anyone have an answer for this or is this just one of the things that one must learn to live with?


    For now, it's easier just to not sync apps.

  • noblerinthemind Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to OrlandoTommy)

    Couple of years later and still.... Thanks virtualgeo!!  Worked like a charm.

  • Louscrew Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to Demo) this process won't transfer 3rd party content. HOW can I transfer that 3rd party content back into iTunes? I have over 300 books in iBooks alone (many of which were purchased from other sources). I can't afford to lose all that content.   Any suggestions as to how to go about transferring the 3rd party stuff would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.


    And thanks for the detailed info on transferring the music/apps, etc. That part worked great!!


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