9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2009 5:27 PM by Lawrence Finch
dsmartuk Level 1 (0 points)
I have done a clean install of windows and have therefore lost my lists on itunes. I still have the music on my iphone but wish to add more music to iphone, is there a way i can do this without losing whats already on the iphone?

When I try "Transfer Purchases" in itunes it only seems to be one way (from pc to iphone)

plz help

Core I7, Windows Vista
  • Bangbangsami Level 1 (0 points)
    Was the music on your iPhone purchased through iTunes?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Is there a reason you didn't include your iTunes library with your computer's backup along with all other important data before doing a clean install of Windows?
  • Bangbangsami Level 1 (0 points)
    I was thinking the same, like why you didn't keep a copy of all your music and such on a external, or flash drive.

    If it wasn't purchased through iTunes, you won't be able to put it back on your PC, you will have to go download your music collection all over again from where-ever you got it. The only things that will transfer from your iPhone to your PC is what you have purchased from iTunes (Apple INC.)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,062 points)
    Have you failed to maintain a back up?
  • dominique.joseph Level 1 (40 points)

    I had a similar problem once and used a program called SENUTI.

    Mind you, it was not to a Windows system.

    Hope this maybe helps.

    Do =)
  • EricandJulie Level 1 (0 points)
    Sheesh...this should not have even been posted. You didn't backup anything before Windows reinstall??? Wrong forum....**** wrong website.
  • Wammied Level 1 (0 points)
    First, install ITunes and enable disc usage on the phone.
    Then with the phone plugged in right click on it from my computer and go to explorer options.
    Check the 'show hidden folders and files'.
    Double click on the phone from 'my computer'
    Find the music folder and drag it into your 'my music' folder.
    Go into ITunes and add the folder to your library.
    Been there done that!
  • dane82 Level 1 (0 points)
    i have the same problem. i had all of my music on my old laptop but then got a new one once my old one crashed. i had some of my music backed up on a server but not all of it. i also have all of the music i want on my phone but i want to transfer it from my phone to itunes. any ideas?
  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 (35,028 points)
    If the music was purchased from the iTunes store connect the phone and choose "Transfer Purchases..." from the File menu. If it was not iTunes music there's no official way, but there are 3rd party apps that will let you do it. Google is your friend.