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Transfer itunes U materials from ipad to itunes library

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yoshi2000 Calculating status...
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Oct 4, 2010 9:49 PM

I have downloaded lots of itunes U materials from ipad.
How do I get them copied to the library in my itunes on my PC?
I am afraid sync them will wipe out all I have on the Ipad.

Appreciate any help.
IPAD 16G WIFI, Windows 7
  • Nisei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here.
    My GF has downloaded a lot of iTunes U files but even when I right-click her iPad in iTunes and choose "Transfer Purchases" the iTunes U files are NOT copied to the iTunes library. I don't dare to use sync because that warns me the files on the iPad will be replaced by iTunes U files in the iTunes library.
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Erik Keller Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I downloaded two lectures to my iPhone while on the road, when I synced the iPhone, the lectures showed up in my iTunes library in the iTunes U section.

    I'm not saying that this will work in any case, I just know it works when the device is synced with the library it is usually synced.

    A message saying 'be careful I'm going to wipe your iPad' usually means, that you are trying to sync the iPad with a different iTunes library.

    Just a thought.
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Nisei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, all the other items (music, books, apps) do get transfered when I'm using the "Transfer purchases" option and she only has 1 library and 1 computer so it's really strange the iTunes U episodes won't transfer. I think the whole syncing procedure is crap anyway. I know it's meant to keep people from transfering copyrighted material from 1 device to another but it doesn't make sense at all for free stuff like iTunes U and podcasts. I've solved my problem by buying a third party program which can transfer files both ways but it's ridiculous I had to pay just to transfer free files because Apple won't let me.
    iPad, iOS 4
  • benjaminRRR Calculating status...
    The transfer purchases option does indeed allow you to get the iTunes U material over without wiping it off your iPhone/iPad. What may have prevented the purchases from transferring properly is if the iTunes account was not authorized to complete the transfer.

    To authorize:
    Go to the menu item Store->Authorize This Computer

    To transfer:
    Go to your iPad/iPhone device icon, right(command)-click and select Transfer Purchases.

    iOS 4
  • puremourning Calculating status...

    Did you ever solve this? I have the same problem:


    o downloaded a bunch of iTunes U material on my iPad

    o have selected "Sync iTunes U"

    o done sync and "Transfer purchases"


    But it will only transfer content from Mac->iPad and not vice-versa.


    Any ideas?

  • Hanani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well - same issue - I have lots of ItunesU on my Iphone but nothing synced to the Ipad - though all the stuff is now in my Itunes Library. I checked all sync options are checked on both I[ad & Iphone - bbut it does not sync from Iphone to Ipad! Any idea ?



  • Hanani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just found the so simple solution !!! in Itunes on my PC I had to check the Itunes U  Tab and check exactly what I wanted to be transfered into the IPad. How could I have missed it ????!!!

  • preyes323 Calculating status...

    I have a similar problem. As mentioned in one of the replies, everytime I connect my iPad, SOME of the downloaded iTunes U courses are automatically transferred. My problem is that SOME of the downloaded content through my iPad are not being transferred over. Anyone have any update on this?

  • sdussin Calculating status...

    I am having a similar problem. I've downloaded the entire content for the CMU class on visulization on the iPad. When I sync'd my iPad none of the episodes were trnsferred to the iTunes library, and all of the episodes on my iPad were deleted.


    Way to go Apple...

  • Jake_the Calculating status...

    heay guys I had that problem as well.. was desperately looking for answers long time...

    but I found this software names Tipard.. it actually works

    theres a link to the software but remember this is just a trial version of tipard so there is so limitation in transfer


    I hop it worked




  • foresight Calculating status...

    Tipard. I didn't download it, only read the description. Full version costs $35.

    The original question I think was about transfer of iTunes U files to library.

    Tipard solution is backup to PC.

    There is free solution for backup, probably less elaborated but still working:


    When device connected go to //private/var/mobile/Media/Podcasts

    Select files and press "Copy To PC"

  • hhcfate Calculating status...

    Hi there, I have the same problem. I had over 100 podcasts and items in iTunes U and when I synced, they were all wiped out on my ipad . That's even with my AppleID signed in.  I do not understand why the items I subscribed to not logged on my AppleID just like the apps and music purchased.  Now I have lost everything.  Could some one help me get them back?

  • hhcfate Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think the question was to transfer or sync iTune U materials from iPad back to PC.

  • foresight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As of having the materials subscribed in iPad back in PC, the solution in my case was simple in the end.

    I did a search and found all the iTunes U materials in the folder C:\Users\<myuser>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\iTunes U.

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