Transfer Ipad/itunes to new computer from external hard drive

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Buck987, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    I had to give my macbook pro to my son who dropped his down a flight of stairs. (Klutz!)

    I backed up my data including ipad apps to an external hard drive.

    Can someone point me in a direction of instructions that show me how to transfer all of my data back to another macbook pro from the external drive.


    thanks
     
  2. Mawal macrumors regular

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    when setting up your new mac, do a full restore of your time machine backup, then open itunes, go to the itunes store and activate your new mac, that's it.

    if you do not have a time machine backup proceed as follows:

    1. delete the itunes folder under user/music on your new mac
    2. copy the itunes folder from your external disc to user/music on your new mac
    3. start itunes and go to the itunes store activate your new mac
     
  3. Buck987 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks...will give it a try
     

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