I Want To Clean Install OSX but...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kerb, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. kerb macrumors regular

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    I've got nothing to back up my music files to except my iPod.

    Can I get my music back off my iPod once I've done a clean install?
    How does this affect the DRM on my iTMS music?


    Thanks if anyone can help
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    There are programs that do this, check macupdate.com. or you could just wipe the iPod and store everything in hard drive mode and copy it back later.
     
  3. kerb thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    that's a good suggestion, but remember to backup the library files, too, if you don't prefer to lose your ratings and play counts ;)
     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I recommend PodWorks for transferring songs back from your iPod to iTunes. It's shareware but worth every penny.
     
  6. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Before you perform the clean install, open iTunes, Click on Advanced --> Deauthorize Computer.

    When you put your music back into iTunes after the clean install, simply play a track you purchased, you will be prompted for your music store password, and your computer will be reauthorized.
     
  7. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Or if you have the room, you could just drag your whole music folder onto the iPod while the iPod is in firewire disk mode. You would have 2 copies of your music on your iPod but it would be easyier than extracting the music with a 3rd party app.

    A bit off topic. But I was also thinking of doing a clean install and wanted to know if the archive and install would be good or if it would be better to wipe the drive?
     
  8. kerb thread starter macrumors regular

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    help

    did my clean install

    got authorisation for my iTMS files and everything is peachy


    until I notice

    I no longer have GarageBand...
     
  9. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You should have iLife CDs that came with your computer or in your iLife Retail Box.

    Archive and Install usually cleans things out pretty well, unless you have problems stemming from preferences files in your home folder.
     
  10. kerb thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope

    didn't received any seperate iLife discs

    all my other iLife apps were on my install disc
     
  11. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Couldn't agree more. Other restore-from-iPod utilities are free, but this one is well worth the $10.
     
  12. fedora macrumors member

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    try the software restore disk if you hann't allready
     

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