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2620 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2010 10:27 PM by Katrina S.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 5:15 PM (in response to bluelotus151)I don't think uninstalling iTunes and reinstalling will remove your settings or your music. You should be ok with uninstalling and reinstalling. But, just in case, do a backup of your itunes folder, with your music, apps, videos, etc. and then uninstall and reinstall. I don't think your dad did anything, you ARE running Windows, remember? LOLHP, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 5:41 PM (in response to DyreLogan)I cant backup my itunes files because itunes wont open in order for me to copy all the songs from my ipod onto my computer.
The itunes file that is saved on my computer (documents>music>itunes) only has some of my music, not even half of it though.Windows 2000
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 6:19 PM (in response to bluelotus151)What you really want is the files, not the music really, just the system files so that when you reinstall iTunes you can replace the system files with the ones you backed up, thus saving your settings from your previous installation. As for the music, after you reinstall, you can backup your music from your iPod before you sync it to the new iTunes installation, that way it insures you not to lose all your music. I deleted half my music by accident from in my iTunes Music hard drive that I have separately so as to be able to keep all my music in case of a computer crash, which we both know is a drawback of having a Windows-based PC. Where you want to go is first go to Edit then Preferences then Devices and make sure you have Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically checked, then you can rest assured that you won't lose the music already on the iPod. Then you go to File then Library then Back Up To Disc. This is of course after you have iTunes reinstalled. Just save the system folders with all the system settings from your documents/music/iTunes section. Then uninstall and reinstall. Then transfer the backed up system files back to that folder and overwrite the new files that were created.HP, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 10:27 PM (in response to bluelotus151)You don't need itunes to run to back up files on the old pc. Just use Win Explorer to move the files to the new PC after connecting them together and turning on file sharing.
Also, reinstalling/repairing itunes shouldn't even touch the actual music files. Repairing the install fixes the items in C:/Program Files/iTunes, which is nowhere near the music folders.iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano