2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2010 11:14 AM by Ingo2711
hwatson Level 1 (0 points)
Bought a new computer and want to sync my ipod touch. How do I move my library from the old computer (internet connection has failed). I also have movies on my touch that were downloaded directly from itunes store which are not sync to the old computer and I obviously don't want to lose them. How can I do this? Old computer Windows XP, new one Windows 7.
Many thanks

Windows XP
  • hwatson Level 1 (0 points)
    Should have said my old computer keeps crashing so can't sync ipod. Is there any way of connecting ipod to new computer and transferring itunes directly?
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 (22,552 points)
    Welcome to the discussion,

    Make sure your new computer is authorized in iTunes. Disable autosync in itunes, connect your ipod, right click on it in the device list and choose backup.
    This will save data, pictures and settings to itunes. See what's included in this backup here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
    Transfer your purchases the same way to copy all apps and bought media from the Store to your computer.
    Set up at least one contact and event on your computer to be able the merge your calendars and contacts after your ipod got wiped during the first sync.
    The rest of the data can be restored from the backup you made.
    Restoring: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414
    Music is one way only, from the computer to your device, unless you bought the songs in itunes and transferred your purchases.
    There is 3rd party software out there, but not supported by Apple, see this thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2013615&tstart=0
    After that, don't forget to include iTunes into your backup routine: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1382

    Message was edited by: Ingo2711