Hard drive failure

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fw221, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. fw221 macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2010
    My hard drive died yesterday. I took my iMac into the Apple Store and will be getting a replacement. Here's the thing...

    My last time machine back-up was in May. I've purchased some music (which now reside on my iPad and Apple tv) and some tv shows (which all reside on my Apple tv) since my last back-up. How do I transfer the data back onto my iMac from my devices? Will it just know when I sync them? :eek:
  2. unixperience, Aug 25, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

    unixperience macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    if they are from itunes you will have no problem.... if they aren't (ripped cds dvds.....) then you have some problems

    until you get expod! some program a guy made to take things off ipods, works even with ipod touches, i've used it once before. Its not a super beautiful program but it sure does get the job done :) no idea if it works with ipads though, but worth a shot

    heres a link http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23015/expod or if you don't trust links just search expod, the current version is 0.7.3
  3. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    Anything you bought in iTunes should be easy to recover. Once you've authorized your account on the computer, just connect the device, right click on it and click transfer purchases. I believe you can also re-download stuff you've purchased for free.
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Latest version of iTunes let's you re-download purchased items for free.

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