Anyone know of 3rd pty software that allows transfer of APPS from iphone 2 desktop??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pollybrowne, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. pollybrowne macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2009
    I purchased and installed "Touch Copy" but that program only allows you to transfer photos, music, video, contacts...not Apps. Does anyone know of any 3rd party software that enables the transfer/back-up of applications to/on a desktop?

    I have searched/ googled etc. but have only found software that either explicitly states it does not facilitate the transfer of applications or isn't clear and doesn't include that information in their F.A.Qs.

    Any help would be appreciated!!
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    If you downloaded the apps on your phone, and plug it into your computer, and in iTunes right click on your phone, and click "transfer purchases". Viola.
  3. Jeanne012 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2009
    Ok,i have resolved this problem.

    Here’s how:

    1. Connect your iPod — Warning! if iTunes loads when you plug in your iPod, and is set to automatically sync your entire library (erasing your iPod), you MUST stop it — hit the little “X” in the upper right hand corner of the window.
    2. Open your iPod — It should show up on “My Computer” as a “Mobile Device”; right click and choose “Explore”. Alternatively, go to the Control Panel, Portable Media Devices, and double-click your iPod.
    3. Unhide the files — By default, Windows hides hidden files and folders (thus the name). Go to Options (in the Tools menu), and on the View tab, check “Show Hidden Files and Folders”.
    4. Find the Music — The music is stored (in current iPods) in the directory “\iPod_Control\Music”. This may have a lot of odd looking stuff in it — it doesn’t matter; select everything and drag and drop them to a folder on your hard drive.
    5. Configure iTunes — Go into iTunes Preferences, and under the Advanced tab, check “Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Music Folder when adding to the library” (settings move around a bit between versions of iTunes, but these settings will be there somewhere).
    6. Add Your Files — In iTunes, select File, Add Folder to Library, and select the folder where you copied the files from your iPod. Alternatively, just drag and drop this folder onto iTunes

    Once you’ve done that, iTunes should sort out the files from the iPod folder structure, put the artist and album information back from the ID3 tags in the music files, and reorganize the whole thing in the iTunes library folder.
  4. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    no you haven't, you're talking about music whereas the OP was asking about transferring apps. Post 2 has the correct method.

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