7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2012 9:13 AM by marykayshawn
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          hi everyone,


I have a problem because I've been sloppy. The HD on my 4,1 MBP crashed the other day, and I was not completely backed up. I was updating the OS from Leopard to Snow Leopard and the install failed. Several tries and disk repairs, etc. later I gave up and ran over to the Apple Store. I now have a brand new MB Pro which is beautiful! Using a firewire cable and starting the OLD laptop while depressing the T key I managed to copy over a lot of the stuff from the crashed drive that was important to me. However,


Because the old laptop would not boot I (apparently) am unable to use migration assistant. So, while I have copied my entire iTunes music folder onto the new desktop and then dragged it into iTunes to add it to the new iTunes library, when I plug my phone in I can't seem to add anything to it. I'm nervous about syncing it for fear that I'll wind up with a restored to factory phone. The only thing I'm able to do is backup, which I've done. I was told at the Apple Store to transfer my purchases from the iPhone but when I selected that option (right click on my phone icon) I saw a brief message flash on the apple pane at the top of the itunes window but nothing else happened. I think there must be a file somewhere that keeps a register of the devices that are plugged into iTunes which then allows me to interact with my phone? That file must still be on my old laptop. Come to think of it, there's probably one of those for my iPod Touch too. Or, I'm all wet and worried unnecessarily. Can I just sync and that will do it? By the way, I have upgraded my phone to ios 5.


Any help will be appreciated...


thanks for reading this message.


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3