Spring Cleaning - iPhone Transfer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thecosas, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. thecosas macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2007
    Hello everyone,

    I was hoping to get some help with the following.

    It's been a long time since I did a fresh install of the OS on my 1st gen white Macbook (just after they switched the name from iBook and switched to Intel).

    I'm planning on reinstalling a clean version of OSX 10.6 (and installing any necessary updates).

    I have an external drive with a clone of the internal drive on it (just in case).

    While the goal is to obviously start with a clean slate, there are a couple things which concern me and was hoping to get some help with.

    I finally got an iPhone 4 this past year and am curious about the best way to transfer my iTunes library, along with all my apps, to the new install.

    I found this knowledgebase article from Apple:

    It doesn't explicitly mention apps, but I'm assuming that this is included under the iTunes media.

    Has anyone tried this or something similar?

    Let me know :apple:
  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    that will save your whole library but when I did it recently I lost my playlists and iPhone backup. I'm not sure where those files are located. Hope that helps.

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