Hard drive crash - lost iTunes

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    My hard drive crashed recently and have just reinstalled Windows and a fresh install of iTunes.
    I connected my iPad, hoping that I can do a one way sync from the iPad. Looks like if I do a sync
    I will lose all my data on the iPad. Is there a way correct this? I do have an old backup of my Windows drive,
    But don,t know if that can help. Any suggestions please .???
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    Well, I'm Not an expert at this stuff but...
    One of the two things you can always do is call apple customer service or go to your local apple store!
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    Make sure the computer is authorized by going to the Store menu in iTunes and authorize the computer.

    When you plug in the iPad, cancel out of the dialog that says for you to sync/erase. Then right click on the iPad under the devices list and choose Transfer Purchases. This normally stops the erase problem.
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    Thanks. This procedure works. However, I am finding out that iTunes does not appear to see or recognize any material (music, books etc), that was not purchased through the iTunes store. From the little research online, there are several third party software that could be used to transfer from iPad. Would appreciate a link to any discussion on this forum regarding the use of such programs.
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    Such programs may exist. I don't have a link handy, but a google search usualy turns up several options.
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    Thanks, I did, and finally settled on IMacsoft's "iPad to PC Transfer". It was the least expensive ($19.99) and worked like a charm !
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    Glad you got it sorted.

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