Music on my iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Squilly, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    I'm restoring my Windows computer back to factory defaults. If I were to sync my iPhone to my computer afterwards, I'd lose everything. Is there a way to prevent that (other than never syncing it)? I seriously don't want to have to redownload it all. I would just transfer it all to a USB but I don't have one with me. Suggestions?
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I'd say first try to save the music somewhere first before you do anything.
     
  3. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    Sign up for icloud andback everything up to icloud. You get 5gb free. you may already have iCloud. just make sure icloud back ups are turned on. Just make sure you have enough storage to cover your library.
     
  6. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    When I tried that last time, the music wasn't recovered, just the apps and such. Even if I do back it up, when I plug it into a new computer, it'll get restored/what the computer has on it - being nothing.
     
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  8. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Yup, external back up. It's about your only safest solution
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That is what I would do.
     
  10. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ended up using a flash drive from my bro. Thanks guys.
     
  11. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    This batch command also makes a copy of my iTunes DB files. After restoring drive, I retrieve the files and am back in business as b4r, no reconfiguring iTunes.

    xcopy /m/s/y/i/q "c:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes*.*" v:\backup
     

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