Itunes wants to erase my st uff.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by swanbea, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. swanbea macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007
    I upgraded my computer to SL and wiped the HD to clear up some space and now when trying to add music to my Iphone it wants to erase everything...\

    Is there a hack or a way around this BS?
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Did you log into the iTunes store on the Mac yet using the same account that you use on your phone?
  3. swanbea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Restore iTunes library from backup. Or use one of the iPhone to computer extractors.

    He erased / wiped his harddrive and iTunes library.
  5. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    I agree. If you backed up the entire library folder, then you should be good. Otherwise, your new iTunes library is being recognized as a new sync source and requires you to erase the contents of the iPhone and sync to this "new" library.

    You can can sync multiple iOS devices to a single library, not multiple libraries to a single device.
  6. swanbea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007
    thanks for the replies all.

    Before I wiped the machine I did a 'time machine' backup and have that on my external HD. Do you know where and which files I can drag over so it will recognize me again?

    thanks again
  7. JamesMB macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    Yeah, your entire iTunes media library, including the library file and .XML file.

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