3849 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2009 10:21 PM by Pentool
Where is your backup?
The ipod touch will sync photos/music/videos/apps with only one computer at a time.
If for some reason you have failed to maintain a backup you cant transfer itunes purchases:
Before syncing: File>Transfer purchases.
You can e-mail yourself the photos.
You could try a 3rd party app (not supported not endorsed by Apple).
I did not buy anything from iTunes. I just copied music from my own cd's. I also have photos. They are all on the iPod now. I don't have any backups. This is my first time using iTunes. I didn't have the computer long enough to learn anything before it was stolen.
I just want to copy the photos and songs I have on the iPod back to my new MacBook.
Okay thanks, mom.
I know about making backups. But that's not my point. I find it disappointing that I cannot sync my data both ways. Here I have gigabytes of data sitting right here on my iPod and no way to natively copy it back to my new computer without purchasing third-party software. Every other mobile device I have ever owned let's you easily copy back to a computer. Just plug it in, mount it, and there you go.
Emailing each individual photo is ridiculous.
You're welcome, child.
"backups. But that's not my point. I find it disappointing that I cannot sync my data both ways."
O.K. It still is the way it is.
"Here I have gigabytes of data sitting right here on my iPod and no way to natively copy it back to my new computer without purchasing third-party software."
Yes, this is true.
"Every other mobile device I have ever owned let's you easily copy back to a computer. Just plug it in, mount it, and there you go."
As you now know, this is not the case with the ipod touch.
You asked how and I told you that you cannot without 3rd party software. What is it that you want?
Simply maintaining a backup (basic) would solve the issue.
Since I had the same problem of losing my music due to a reinstallation of X.6.2, I did not appreciate your 'know-it-all' response to GonzoBrains. Like GonzoBrains I get all of my music from CD's exported to iTunes.
Time Machine helped restore only the songs I got through iTunes. Before I began (once again) the CD to iTunes process -- I happened to log out and log back in using an old username. All my songs were still in iTunes! SO I took Roaminggnone's 'belittling' advice and made a back up onto 5 CD's. I then logged back using the other username and restored itunes with the songs.
I agree with Roaminggnome -- back up iTunes!
The thing I hate most about this system is that one cannot even get one's own content off an iPod. I was in Russia and was trying to get a video that I shot and edited myself to a client and I could not get it off. The original was on my tower back in Canada. EXTREMELY annoying. Apple's overly draconian attempt to enforce copyright, whether it exists or not.