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how to restore all data from ipad to new macbook pro retina?

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Mar 18, 2013 6:06 PM

My old macbook pro updated itunes, then erased all of my songs, and all my playlists, and then died. I bought the new macbook pro retina 15 inch, but I didn't want to do the whole time machine backup because I wanted to start with a fresh computer, so I just used a software to transfer all my songs from ipad to my new macbook, but all my playlists and settings are gone.

My question is: Is there a way to transfer all my ratings, playlists, etc. from my ipad (2nd gen) to my new macbook? I have over 6,000 songs, and I spent so much time editing their info, rating them, erasing duplicates etc. on my old macbook, I don't want to lose all of that. My ipad is the only back up I have of my old itunes library, and I didn't have an icloud account at the time. Time machine from my old macbook probably has a back up, but I'm not sure since my old macbook went crazy and deleted stuff without letting me know.

I backed up my ipad to this computer, is there a chance I could restore my old itunes to my new macbook with that back up?

All I care about is my itunes library; photos, mail etc. are already synced.


Any help is appreciated.


Thank you

iPad 2, iOS 6.1.2
  • Hemiolia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar situation.  I serendipitously found my iPod I thought I had lost for good a couple days ago.  I spent a couple years compiling very rare songs several years back.  I wanted a way to consolidate my newly reunited music from my old iPod into my current library.


    I don't know if this method is officially sanctioned by Apple, but I used a program called xPort (just do a Google search).  It took all the music from my old iPod, stuck it in a folder on my desktop so that you could easily import that folder from within iTunes.


    Good luck.


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