Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to Rugby Ref)
It's on the computer where you put it. If that's not your current computer, move it over from there. If it is, launch iTunes with the Shift key held down and point it to that library.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 2:04 AM (in response to Rugby Ref)
Thanks Niel - I do not have the PC anymore so that is not an option. Has Apple any mechanism to 're-supply' my library as I have it on my Iphone.
I guess that if I synch my Iphone with my PC or Ipad then I will lose the music currently on my Iphone - is that correct?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to Rugby Ref)
If you no longer have the computer then you're playing a very dangerous game. In the event that something happens to your iPhone (lost, stolen, damaged) all content will be lost except what may be stored in iCloud.
iDevices are designed to be synced to a computer regularly.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to Rugby Ref)
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!