Copying Apps out of iTune 8?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by wackymacky, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. wackymacky macrumors 65832

    wackymacky

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    Is it possible to copy a free application out of iTunes (8.0) then transfer it into the appropriate folder of iTunes on another computer? Or will it know it wasn’t bights from a iTunes store account on the second computer?

    (i.e for programmes like Netshare that are removed from the store, can it be distributed to others without hacking the phone itself)
     
  2. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Every App is recorded by user account. If both computers use the same account/login then you will be good to go. My wife and I use two different laptops, yet we log in to the same iTunes account. She just downloaded the Apps I had already purchased and was not charged for them again.

    If you have a different account then it will not work.

    Good Luck
     
  3. m021478 macrumors 6502

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    As I am sure most people did over the first month or two after the app store became available, I downloaded far too many ridiculous and pointless apps just to see what they were like (some free, some not free; some completely ridiculous, some only slightly ridiculous)...

    If I wanted to clean up my list of apps so that it contains virtually nothing more than the apps I want synced to my iPhone (instead of a huge multi-page list that requires scrolling), how would I go about removing the 'Non-Select' apps from the list of apps without permanently deleting them, so that if I decide at one point in the future to add them back, I can easily do so?

    Any thoughts?
     
  4. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    are you on a mac? If you are right click the app and delete but don't put the files in the trash. The app won't be in iTunes but will remain in the app folder in finder.
     
  5. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I leave them all in iTunes, but control which are synchronized with the phone by using the option in the Applications tab to synchronize only those I select.
     
  6. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    is there way to transfer App in itunes to another computer without re-downloading?
     
  7. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I think that's what he didn't want. A big list of apps sitting in iTunes that he didn't want to use.
     
  8. firewood macrumors 604

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    Have you looked inside your ~/Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications directory?
    I doubt that modifying the contents of this directory while iTunes is running is a good idea.
     
  9. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    after you delete an app in itunes you get this message, just keep the files.
    if you want them back in itunes open the app from the app folder!!
    your not modifying the contents of anything.
     

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