iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPad... any fix other than restoring the data?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CFoss, May 27, 2011.

  1. CFoss macrumors 6502

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    Feb 26, 2011
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    So, I've been preparing my iPad for my holiday coming this Sunday. I mostly use it for listening to my music. Anyway, while syncing up one of my playlists, iTunes crashed... and now, I get this error: "iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPad."

    The only option I seem to have is "Restore". I really, REALLY don't want to restore the iPad, as there's no way in hell I'll get all of my music on there by tomorrow. I have around 80GB of music to put on the iPad, most of it having to be compressed for obvious reasons (which takes a long time).

    The odd thing is, everything on the iPad itself seems to be working fine, including the latest songs. Unfortunately, the Apps were just about to get updated, and I was in the middle of configuring the Apps on iTunes... so a lot of them seem to want to be "Updated"... I have a feeling they're simply reinstalling themselves. They're taking a long time to do so, but they are working nonetheless.

    I suppose I'll just have to forget the 200 songs I wanted to put on it... very frustrating though. This is another reason for me to sell the bloody thing asap. Oh well.

    Does anyone here have any suggestions, or am I screwed? The iPad is formatted to the Mac.
     
  2. JerseyBill macrumors member

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    Feb 17, 2010
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    You may be suffering from the library corruption I have seen three or four times now. Not hard to remedy in a few minutes - you delete and recreate your library on iTunes - but you also have to reboot you iPad (from the iPad - not a restore).

    Here is an article that generally covers the process -

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2529

    Basically, I disconnect, delete the iPad library on the computer, reboot the iPad from the iPad, reconnect and the library will be restored.

    This tends to happen when I interrupt synching in any way.

    JZB
     

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