Help with not losing data, HD dead

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by KiwiLee, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. KiwiLee macrumors member

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    Hi all

    My hard drive on my laptop died a death, first time i ever lost a HD fully. Now i have a new HD and Itunes installed again (pc), But as i lost all my files on the HD Itunes is currently empty.

    Now my Ipod Touch has some 12gb of music on it and some 30 paid applications. They are currently safe on my Touch, BUT what will happen when i plug the Touch into the pc to sync etc? Will Itunes go "hey i am syncing nothing so i better wipe all this lot off first"... Or will it leave everything on the Ipod?

    Or will it (would be great!!) transfer everything from my ipod back into itunes again? I am currently scared to plug it back in and lose my stuff.

    The music i can live with as i can if need be rip my CDs again even if its a pain. But i really dont want to lose the applications, there are a few expensive ones used for my job and i really dont want to fork out again?

    What does one do when a HD dies on you,
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It'll ask you if you want to erase and sync. Selecting yes will, as you said, wipe your iPod. Selecting no will set the iPod to manually manage music - the music will be available on your iPod and when you have the iPod connected to the computer you can play the music on it via iTunes.
     
  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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  4. KiwiLee thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tips, none of the software i seen seems confident on saving applications though?
    Not too bothered on the music front, but i have apps i really cant afford again (one alone was $25) many i specialised work apps.

    hmm
     
  5. Austin2048 macrumors 6502

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    if you delete a paid app off of your iPod Touch/iPhone you can get it again without paying for it. it will still say "Purchase" or "Buy App" when you get it again. but you dont have to pay for it again as long as you dont change iTunes accounts
     
  6. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    connect it to your computer and select no when it ask you if you want to erase and sync. now go to File > Transfer Purchases from ____'s iPod. make sure your computer is authorized with your iTunes account. now it will transfer everything purchased from the iTunes store back to your computer. remember though all imported CDs and music from other sources will not be put back on iTunes, only stuff purchased from the iTunes store.
     
  7. KiwiLee thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah thats great guys thankyou.
    The imported stuff is fine, its sat on my shelf anyhow, it was the Apps that worried me, but that sounds fine.
     

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