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Flying Spaghetti Monster February 6 2013 01:03 PM

quick iPad question
 
Hi

I have a first generation iPad.

The computer that it is connected to via iTunes was recently infected with a virus.

My computer guy may be able to save the music files. He may be able to install a new OS on that computer.

However, I'm not sure how this would help me in terms of syncing my iPad again. I don't want to lose everything that's on my iPad now simply because Apple is stingy about such things.

Thanks!

BillJ February 6 2013 01:45 PM

Re: quick iPad question
 
Quote:

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: (Post 7647172)
Hi

I have a first generation iPad.

The computer that it is connected to via iTunes was recently infected with a virus.

My computer guy may be able to save the music files. He may be able to install a new OS on that computer.

However, I'm not sure how this would help me in terms of syncing my iPad again. I don't want to lose everything that's on my iPad now simply because Apple is stingy about such things.

Thanks!

You should be able to re-download everything as long as you have your account information. Me and my wife have had the same account for several years through multiple computers.

Flying Spaghetti Monster February 6 2013 02:37 PM

Re: quick iPad question
 
my question is.. not every song was, uh, purchased through iTunes..
does that matter?

Squiggy February 6 2013 02:39 PM

Re: quick iPad question
 
Yes.

RoJoHen February 6 2013 07:33 PM

Re: quick iPad question
 
Are the music files currently on your iPad at all?

Flying Spaghetti Monster February 6 2013 07:35 PM

Re: quick iPad question
 
Quote:

RoJoHen wrote: (Post 7648543)
Are the music files currently on your iPad at all?

yes

But I have a feeling that if I sync it with another computer even with my own iTunes account, I'll lose any songs I didn't buy from iTunes, which is almost all of them

RoJoHen February 6 2013 07:41 PM

Re: quick iPad question
 
That has never been a problem for me. I have plenty of songs on iTunes that I acquired elsewhere.


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