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Jul 3, 2011 9:42 AM

I have a PC (Dell laptop, Windows 7, 64 bit) running the latest version of Itunes, only syncing an older iPod and very new Ipad2.  Several questions (read "frustrations") about Itunes on the PC which appears to be only marginally stable or functional:

 

* Why when I connect my Ipad2 does Itunes seem to think it has been synced with another computer?  It has *NEVER* been connected to another computer, ever. Needless to say, I did NOT say to erase and continue, at which point it appeared to sync anyway.

 

* I have several photo albums in my Itunes library that have been synced and appear very nicely on my Ipad2 under the photo icon.  But why do photos NOT SHOW UP in Itunes on the PC?  It's like Itunes on the PC will sync the photos and albums, but only grudgingly even admit they are there?

 

* Same question above with PDF files that I want to (and have) downloaded to my Ipad2, how do I see those in Itunes on the PC?

 

Thanks

Jon

iPad 2, Windows 7
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Jul 3, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to squawk1200)

    squawk1200 wrote:

     

    * I have several photo albums in my Itunes library that have been synced and appear very nicely on my Ipad2 under the photo icon.  But why do photos NOT SHOW UP in Itunes on the PC?  It's like Itunes on the PC will sync the photos and albums, but only grudgingly even admit they are there?

    No, you do not have any photos or albums in iTunes.  iTunes is a media managment application not a photo management application.

    Photos will never show in iTunes.

    It is possible to have iTunes sync pictures from your computer to your device, but the pictures themselves will not appear in iTunes.  This is the same regardless of Mac or PC.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Jul 3, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to squawk1200)

    Have you selected the option to sync videos or books (PDF's) in iTunes?

    Until iTunes is specifically told to sync the content, it will not sync it.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Jul 3, 2011 7:05 PM (in response to squawk1200)

    iDevices are never the master... the iTunes library is always the master.

     

    That being said, with the iPad connected, select File > Transfer purchases.  Any purchases made from iTunes on the device will be transferred to the iTunes library.

    There is no way to get around iTunes wiping the device if iTunes believes that device has previously been synced with another library.  Wipe the device and move on... there are simply more important things in the world.

     

    All of the content that is on your iDevices should already exist in iTunes on your computer.

    If it does not, you are in the US, and you are running iTunes 10.3 you can redownload content via iTunes at no additional cost.

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