4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2010 9:44 PM by iReviewTheApps4u
jenme Level 1 (0 points)
My laptop crashed & I was able to save info from harddrive onto external harddrive. I need to sync iphone with new computer but dont want it to wipe it clean. How do I do this?

4, Windows XP
  • celliott147 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    If you still have your iTunes media folder, you can copy that to your music folder. The library file should be immediately found. If not, you will have to select it by holding control+shift (I think. Someone correct me if i'm wrong) and then opening iTunes. You will then browse to where the .itl file is and select it. If your music doesn't show up, you will have to add it all to iTunes...
  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)
    Take a look at this... http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1751
  • iReviewTheApps4u Level 1 (0 points)

    Took a look at that link.
    Does that transfer everything? The Apps & their data, Music, Mail, App Folders, Notes, Photos?

    Is there anything it leaves out? I am also a bit confused on the organize library step. Which should we select? The consolidate or the upgrade option?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    The iTunes library stores music, movies, tv shows, podcasts, and 3rd party apps.

    The iTunes library does not store 3rd party app data, email account mailboxes and messages, notes, and photos. The iPhone's backup stores 3rd party app settings and data created and stored by a 3rd party app, email account settings - not email account mailboxes and messages, notes, and photos and videos in the iPhone's Camera Roll.

    This link provides the data that is included with the iPhone's backup.


    All photos transferred from your computer should remain on your computer and be included with your computer's backup along with all other important data. Photos transferred from your computer are not included with the iPhone's backup and are not stored in the iTunes library. iTunes serves as the transfer conduit only for selected photos on your computer to be transferred to your iPhone. Photos transferred from your computer are optimized for viewing on your iPhone - the original resolution of these photos is reduced on your iPhone, which is why transferring these photos in the opposite direction is not supported.