Transferring to a new computer

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tobster3, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Tobster3 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I will be transferring to a new computer in the coming days.

    To avoid losing all my music, apps, files and Videos from my iPad, I thougt it would be best to get some advice before I procedded with the transfer.

    Can anyone give me some advice on what steps I should take to ensure I do not lose all my apps / settings etc on my iPad.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Is the computer that you want to transfer the data from, a Mac?
     
  3. Tobster3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Transferring from a PC to a iMac.
     
  4. holyjohn macrumors regular

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    I also need to transfer my data in iPad from PC to Mac... I am switching computer usage more towards Mac. So we are in the same boat! Can someone post a link or how-to do this?
     
  5. Tobster3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. summertree002 macrumors newbie

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    first of all, backup all the files music or video that you need in case of some mistakes.
     
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  8. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Going from PC to Mac? Welcome to the fun side :)

    I have to use PC's for work (I'm a .NET developer) but I use a Mac for everything else. One thing that I found helps (if your PC is NTFS like mine) is to install the NTFS 3G driver on your new Mac. That'll help you easily transfer files back and forth.

    If your hard drive is FAT, you're already compatible, but in case you're NTFS, here's more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS-3G
     
  9. greecelvyou macrumors newbie

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    you can easily copy back the video, music and song library from iPod on a Windows PC by following steps:
    1. Insert your iPod to a Windows PC USB or FireWire port. (PC should runs Windows XP or other Windows operating system).
    2. If your Windows PC still doesn’t have iTunes installed, skip this step. If iTunes is already installed and prompt a message on whether if you’d like to associate this iPod with this computer and deleting its content, click No. Or else you will lose your only copy of library on iTunes. Beside, ensure that ‘Enable Disk Use’ is selected.
    3. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer, the iPod should be automatically detected as a portable hard drive.
    4. Click on the iPod icon or the iPod portable hard drive letter to open the contents of the drive.
    5. If you don’t see a folder called “iPod Control”, it’s hidden and invisible. To unhidden it so that it’s visible, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View, and then check (enable) the option “Show hidden files and folders.”
    6. Open the “iPod Control” folder, and then the Music folder.
    7. The Music folder contains the iPod’s music and videos, divided into folders. Copy the library to local computer hard drive’s My Music folder.
    8. The files copied have unintelligible four-letter file names. To reveal the names of the songs and other data tags, add the files to the Windows Media Player or iTunes libraries or switch to “Tiles” view in Windows Explorer.
    9. Rename the file if necessary.
     

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