Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to ennis28)
It has always been very basic to always maintain abackup copy of your computer for just such an occasion. Use your backup copy to put everything back.
If for some reason you have failed to maintain a backup, not good, then you can transfer itunes purchases from an ipod: File>Transfer Purchases
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to ennis28)
You should be able to:
- Backup the device to the new installation
- Transfer your purchases into a newly authorized library
- Recover any other media using third party tools as suggested in this post from forum regular Zevoneer
- Restore the device from the backup
This process should switch the association of the device to the new library, preserving the data and settings in your apps.
May also be prudent to attempt a backup to iCloud directly from the device before you start... Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud Backup > On. It won't save any media but it would preserve the general account settings and documents in case anything goes wrong while you are trying to extract your other data.
When you get it all fixed, make a backup!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to turingtest2)
- forum regular Zevoneer
Not sure about that anymore. I haven't seen a post in ages and Zevoneer's profile shows no recent activity anywhere.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to Limnos)
Good point, former forum regular might be a better description.
A little research suggests he stopped posting about 18 months ago, but his help lives on.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to ennis28)
You can only transfer Purchased items over to Itunes on your PC.
iTunes Store: Transferring purchases from your iOS device or iPod to a computer
As for you own music, you may have to use a third party software. A good Free one is called Sharepod which you can download from Download.com here: