iPhone sync

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  1. bcm262 macrumors newbie

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    hi recently got a new laptop and i want to use my iphone with it but my iphone is already synced with my destop if i transfer my library from the destop to the laptop will it sync without restoring?
    :apple: any info would be great

    ps:itunes 10 on both pc's-win xp to win 7
     
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  3. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

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    If you plug your iPhone into your new PC and load up iTunes, then click File and then Transfer Purcahsed files from iPod (or something like that), then all of your apps should sync over. Then, like you said, so long as you have all of the same media in the iTunes library as you did on the old PC, then it should all stay the same on the phone without needing to restore.
     
  4. bcm262 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but one prob i tryed to transfer per... but some apps i had my friend download with his account and i need to autorize it to transfer 33 of the 88 apps but i dont know his password
     
  5. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you can do anything until you do. iTunes is very fussy.
     
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    Ah that's a good point actually. I forgot to say that you will need to authorize your new PC as well. That means authorising your own iTunes account, and your friends. You won't be able to sync it properly until you have his account authorised on your PC unfortunately.
     
  7. bcm262 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and it got worse

    i tryed to transfer the library from the old pc to the new one but i cant so i tryed that library id code and it also didnt work...WTF
     
  8. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

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    What library id code are you talking about?

    And why can't you transfer the library to the new PC?
     
  9. bcm262 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1-the code that you find in the itunes library.xml file

    2-it just wont jet me
     
  10. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

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    Ok, ignoring the library ID code for the time being, in what way will it not let you transfer the library to the PC?

    Do you mean it won't be added to iTunes? Or will the files not copy onto the new PC? How are you trying to transfer it?
     
  11. bcm262 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    copying to media folder from itunes to the new pc
     
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    Are you trying to transfer over the network then? Or via an external harddrive? Or some other way?
     

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