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System restore windows and itunes

727 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 5:41 PM by diesel vdub RSS
ej25lol Calculating status...
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May 16, 2012 2:53 PM

Is there a way I can save my music (itunes) on my iphone after I system restore my computer? I want to back up my music through my account or my phone so that when I system restore my computer I don't have to redo all my playlist etc.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,920 points)
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    May 16, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to ej25lol)

    Backup the library with this user tip  Deauthorise the library before you restore the computer. Use the same tool to restore the library into the rebuilt system, then install iTunes.



    Various PCs, iTunes, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone3GS,iPod Classic+Nano
  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,920 points)
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    May 16, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to ej25lol)

    That is the easiest way to make sure don't lose any data. I answer posts nearly every day from people whose computer has "crashed", been lost or stolen and are now trying to hook up their device to a restored or replaced system. They have no backup, and their newly installed copy of iTunes threatens to erase everything from their device. The instructions and processes for resolving those issues are more complicated and less certain of success.


    It you get into the habit of routinely backing up your library (and other important data) you'll also be covered in future.



  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,695 points)
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    May 16, 2012 5:41 PM (in response to ej25lol)

    ej25lol wrote:


    i can't just save my playlists through my phone?

    iDevices are not and have never been backup devices.


    Turingtest2 provided a great solution for backing up the iTunes media.... in addition to that, if you do not regularly backup the computer, I would strongly encourage you to do so.  A computer can fail at any time, anything from a physical drive failure, OS/data corruption, lost/stolen device, to an act of God that damages/destroys the system.  Not having a backup is a very unintelligent thing to do.


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