Is it possible to separate cracked apps from legal apps?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mrat93, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Basically, I used to use cracked apps, lots of them. Those days are dead. I buy all of my apps now.

    Is there any way, whether in iTunes or some other program, to separate the cracked apps from the legal apps? I'm trying to free up space on my hard drive, and I'm sure I can knock out a few GBs by deleting all of my cracked apps. I have over 500 apps in my iTunes, and regardless of whether I use most of them or not, I don't want to unintentionally delete any apps I've legally bought.
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Can't you just redownload your legal apps?
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Theoretically, yes, but I'd have to keep a list of all of them, and then redownload them. This would take days to do with my school's internet connection. I was hoping there would be a way to separate them.
  4. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Yea, I doubt Apple has devised a way to do that...
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    You don't need to make a list. Just delete everything and then go into purchases and download from there. Yes you'll still need to use your network connection but that's the price you pay for having pirated to start with.
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Obviously, they haven't. I was able to sort out a bunch of them by deleting all of them that didn't have metadata. Many of them do have proper metadata, though. Maybe there would be some other attribute I could use to separate them.
  7. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Idea... Might be awkward, but it'll help you. Go to your Apps tab, double click iTunes so it opens in a new window, and then go to Purchased/Apps. and sort by name. Even if the app is no longer in the App Store, it'd still be listed, so you can go through them like that.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I find that the cracked apps usually don't have a genre. Just sort by genre and see which ones show up blank on that column.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
    Not really

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