iPhone 5, iTunes and new computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michaeljohn, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have an iMac and had synced my iPhone 5 with it. My hard drive crashed last week and I have installed a new one. I have a few hundred songs on my iPhone from my old iTunes on the previous hard drive. I have a new iTunes now since I had to reinstall the OS as well. When I plug in to sync, it wants to erase whats on my iPhone currently but I don't want it erased. Is there no way to recover that old iTunes? It was under my same Apple ID user and password.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Can you back it up to iCloud and turn off music sync in your new itunes and manually place a copy of your music files into the new itunes music library for future syncs?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is nothing to back up. The music and movies were on an iTunes of a hard drive that crashed. I guess nothing gets backed up so I can get that old iTunes library back when I enter my Apple ID and password?
     
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    blueroom

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    iExplorer can copy all sorts of stuff from your iPhone.
     
  5. michaeljohn, Nov 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012

    thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! Worked perfectly!
     

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