Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2010 6:48 AM (in response to yoshi2000)Same problem here.
My GF has downloaded a lot of iTunes U files but even when I right-click her iPad in iTunes and choose "Transfer Purchases" the iTunes U files are NOT copied to the iTunes library. I don't dare to use sync because that warns me the files on the iPad will be replaced by iTunes U files in the iTunes library.MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2010 10:01 AM (in response to Nisei)I downloaded two lectures to my iPhone while on the road, when I synced the iPhone, the lectures showed up in my iTunes library in the iTunes U section.
I'm not saying that this will work in any case, I just know it works when the device is synced with the library it is usually synced.
A message saying 'be careful I'm going to wipe your iPad' usually means, that you are trying to sync the iPad with a different iTunes library.
Just a thought.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2010 1:50 AM (in response to Erik Keller)Well, all the other items (music, books, apps) do get transfered when I'm using the "Transfer purchases" option and she only has 1 library and 1 computer so it's really strange the iTunes U episodes won't transfer. I think the whole syncing procedure is crap anyway. I know it's meant to keep people from transfering copyrighted material from 1 device to another but it doesn't make sense at all for free stuff like iTunes U and podcasts. I've solved my problem by buying a third party program which can transfer files both ways but it's ridiculous I had to pay just to transfer free files because Apple won't let me.iPad, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 8:33 PM (in response to Nisei)The transfer purchases option does indeed allow you to get the iTunes U material over without wiping it off your iPhone/iPad. What may have prevented the purchases from transferring properly is if the iTunes account was not authorized to complete the transfer.
Go to the menu item Store->Authorize This Computer
Go to your iPad/iPhone device icon, right(command)-click and select Transfer Purchases.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2011 6:57 PM (in response to yoshi2000)
Did you ever solve this? I have the same problem:
o downloaded a bunch of iTunes U material on my iPad
o have selected "Sync iTunes U"
o done sync and "Transfer purchases"
But it will only transfer content from Mac->iPad and not vice-versa.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to puremourning)
well - same issue - I have lots of ItunesU on my Iphone but nothing synced to the Ipad - though all the stuff is now in my Itunes Library. I checked all sync options are checked on both I[ad & Iphone - bbut it does not sync from Iphone to Ipad! Any idea ?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to Hanani)
I just found the so simple solution !!! in Itunes on my PC I had to check the Itunes U Tab and check exactly what I wanted to be transfered into the IPad. How could I have missed it ????!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 3:29 AM (in response to yoshi2000)
I have a similar problem. As mentioned in one of the replies, everytime I connect my iPad, SOME of the downloaded iTunes U courses are automatically transferred. My problem is that SOME of the downloaded content through my iPad are not being transferred over. Anyone have any update on this?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to yoshi2000)
I am having a similar problem. I've downloaded the entire content for the CMU class on visulization on the iPad. When I sync'd my iPad none of the episodes were trnsferred to the iTunes library, and all of the episodes on my iPad were deleted.
Way to go Apple...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 3:00 AM (in response to yoshi2000)
heay guys I had that problem as well.. was desperately looking for answers long time...
but I found this software names Tipard.. it actually works
theres a link to the software but remember this is just a trial version of tipard so there is so limitation in transfer
I hop it worked
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 1:43 AM (in response to Jake_the)
Tipard. I didn't download it, only read the description. Full version costs $35.
The original question I think was about transfer of iTunes U files to library.
Tipard solution is backup to PC.
There is free solution for backup, probably less elaborated but still working:
When device connected go to //private/var/mobile/Media/Podcasts
Select files and press "Copy To PC"
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to yoshi2000)
Hi there, I have the same problem. I had over 100 podcasts and items in iTunes U and when I synced, they were all wiped out on my ipad . That's even with my AppleID signed in. I do not understand why the items I subscribed to not logged on my AppleID just like the apps and music purchased. Now I have lost everything. Could some one help me get them back?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to Hanani)
I think the question was to transfer or sync iTune U materials from iPad back to PC.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 12:58 AM (in response to foresight)
As of having the materials subscribed in iPad back in PC, the solution in my case was simple in the end.
I did a search and found all the iTunes U materials in the folder C:\Users\<myuser>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\iTunes U.