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New computer and iphone

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by dominatrix1, 12 Mar 2010.

  1. dominatrix1


    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 484

    This has probably been posted before but could not find it in the sticky. I basically have a new computer , and do not want to lost my songs from my old pc when i sync my iphone to the new library. Is there anyway to avoid this?
  2. Turbo-G

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,191

    Yes, Apple have a document detailing this - don't have a link sorry.

    However, in a nutshell you enable the iPod for disk use, copy the library files onto the device from old pc (this essentially takes the same amount of space as your music), you then drag the original library files from your iPod onto the new computer replacing the blank library on the new pc. If you dont have enough storage remaining on the device for the library data just use an external disk drive instead!

    Once the data is in place you then sync you iPod with iTunes on the new computer which blanks the disk and then transfers your data back onto the device.
    Last edited: 12 Mar 2010