Connecting it to the new computer without deletion of old data

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Shinryuu, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Shinryuu macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008

    My macbook got stolen a while ago and with that all the data on
    the macbook. This ofcourse includes the backup of the data from the
    ipod touch. When I connect my ipod now it says 'do you want to synchronize
    your library with you ipod and delete the old data on your ipod' or something like that.

    But the thing is, I don't want to lose all the apps that I've downloaded. What do I do about them. Will they still be there if I synchronize my Ipod?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    if you synchronize to an empty iTunes library it will wipe it. You need a program like senutil to move your music from the iPod to the computer. You can find more by mroogle search 'ipto to itunes' or something like that.
  3. Shinryuu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008
    But it is not the music I am afraid to wipe, it's the apps.
    Is it possible to transfer the apps back and forth with some kind of software?
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The apps can be re-dwonloaded from apple once you sign into your account.
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    There is also an option to transfer purchases in addition to the Erase & Sync command. Any iTunes purchased music/videos/apps will be transferred to the new computer as long as its been authorized from the Store menu with your AppleID.
  6. Shinryuu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008
    @jedimeister: That was really helpful. However, I have apparently already authorized 5 computers now. Is there any way to deauthorize every computer because I don't have access to these computers now. They were in my old home and so on.
  7. Shinryuu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008

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