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iPhone won't sync after software update and janky cable

Trying to get my iPhone 4S to restore and sync from recent backup via iTunes and no love. [more inside]
posted by *s on Feb 27, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

iTunes backups silently failing, all data listed as "Other"

I have an iPhone5 and an original iPad, which I back up to my PC (running iTunes on Windows XP). However, now when I plug in either device to the PC and start iTunes, all the data is listed as "Other" (in an orange bar across the bottom of the window). Further, when I click "Back Up Now" the sync begins, then stops after a second or two with no error message. Can I recover from this without losing my data? [more inside]
posted by logopetria on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Moving to SSD, moving iTunes, overthinking beans

I am adding an SSD as a boot drive in my Mac Pro. I am comfortable installing it, and intend to clone the existing boot drive onto it with SuperDuper! However, I'm confused about how and WHEN to move my documents, iTunes library, etc. in the process. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 4, 2013 - 4 answers

I need help restoring an iPhone backup.

I need help restoring an old iPhone backup to a new phone. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Apr 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Will my virgin iTunes sync my iPhone correctly?

I had to wipe my HDD & reinstall Windows. Will iTunes sync my iPhone 4 correctly, or decide to wipe its contents? It's synced to the cloud, and yet I am worried... [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Mar 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there a good alternative to iTunes, that includes "backup all apps, music, and contacts" for iPhone?

Is there a good alternative to iTunes, that includes "backup all apps, music, and contacts" for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Is it easy to transfer music files from an iTunes on an old computer to a new computer?

I have a lot of music on my old computer's iTunes (which I didn't back up) which I'd like to transfer to my new computer's iTunes. Is this easy to do? Please treat me like a complete n00b and step me through this. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Feb 16, 2011 - 8 answers

It's like a Time Machine, but not the good kind

How can I get iTunes to let me select an older backup to restore? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jan 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Restoring iPhone contacts after backup mishap

Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jan 8, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I fix iPhone backup/sync problem?

How can I get my iPhone to backup or update or sync? iTunes gets stuck on "Backing up" for a very long time (hours...). [more inside]
posted by and1 on Aug 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Can I restore an iTunes backup file?

Did iTunes delete my backup file? If so, can I restore it or other wise get it back? [more inside]
posted by eirelander on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Second time's the charm?

Please help me rearchitect my Apple-specific wireless home network and iTunes library! Eleven paragraphs of geeky details within (sorry!). [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me back up my iTunes to my external hard drive

Help me back up my iTunes to my external hard drive. But only the new ones.... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jun 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I get my files from Point A to Point B?

I need to move several gigs of music files from one external hard drive to another. But, there are a few problems... [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Apple Says It Should Copy ... Why Won't It?

Why Can't I Copy My iTunes Library to an External Drive? [more inside]
posted by Gingercat on Mar 3, 2009 - 11 answers

How to start fresh with OSX but restore my music and photos?

How should I go about formating and re-installing Mac OSX on a computer I've been upgrading and using for five years? I want to start fresh and clean with a new install of OSX, but with all my songs, photos, movies intact in iTunes and iPhoto on the new system. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Organized backing up of many mp3s to DVD

Help me burn my 100GB of Mp3s to DVD in some sort of organized fashion! (Mac) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Aug 17, 2007 - 8 answers

SO my laptop was stolen

SO my laptop was stolen... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2007 - 9 answers

My hard drive's about to die, isn't it?

A Google and AskMe search leads me to believe that my laptop's hard drive is about to fail. (Files missing, slow access, system running warmly). Yay or nay? Is it the software or the system? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Mar 8, 2007 - 6 answers

What is the best way to sync multiple iTunes libraries?

What is the best way to sync multiple iTunes libraries? [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Jan 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Music loss shock horror

What's the best way to regularly back up 10-15 gigs of music? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jun 16, 2005 - 16 answers

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