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How i can save my apps in flash drive with help of pc ?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Shihid, Jun 29, 2011.

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    As we buy a software cd and I can copy those in flash for further use ..but in case of I pad I install them in I tunes,I can see them in I tunes, I can del them from I tunes ,can I get all those softwares from I tunes any way ?
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    As a noob I think no way and no use
    They the apple don't allow us to do that
    It's illegal
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    Oh,may be
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    I don't think you can do that. The apps on your computer, in iTunes, are just in iTunes.

    You can't save them to a flash drive.

    Unless I am not understanding what you mean?
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    See , like I got apps in my pc only ,if some way I can have them in flash drive ,and i am going some other city , I can put apps In my I pad throughout I tunes/flash ..or is it possible when I install I tunes in my pc , I guide installler to my flash instead of my pc drives?
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    Why do you have apps in your PC only? Why not sync them to your iPad and then you can take them with you to that other city.

    Right?:)
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    I am single so no problem with me , but my sis kids asks to play with it and often they del apps .and more over I feel comfortable with back up along with me ..hey u saw external hard drive for I pad?
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    You can save your iTunes library (ie, actual files of music, movies, photos and apps) to a separate portable hard or flash drive if you wish. All my apps are on an external hard drive I transport around from pc to pc depending on where I need to access my iTunes media from.

    This means I can use my music and movies and photos anywhere I like on whatever medium I like, but apps are only playable on your iPad/iPhone.

    Is this what you mean?
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    Yes , how you do that?
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    Finally. Someone that can actually help you! Learn something new every day! This is good to know about backing everything up on the flash drive.
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    I said earlier , when I need help you guys are around me like angels :) I never felt so comfortable with my I pad , like now a days , and idea cameos in my mind and here comes solution :)
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    I went into normal windows explorer on a pc ( or finder on a mac) and copied out the directory structure and it's contents of the iTunes section on my hard disk onto my portable drive.

    Then, whenever I go in to iTunes I plug in my flash drive first, then go to EDIT > PREFERENCES > ADVANCED and change the iTunes library path to my plugged in portable hard drive. This is the place I also weekly back up and transfer purchases to.

    You could of course just use this method for syncing apps only if you wanted. You just need to be on top of where your current up to date library is being stored else you could get in a right mess.
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    You don't need to do this anyway for apps, you can redownload any app you have already bought for free on the ipad via itunes anyway.
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    But I actually wants method of mr worthy said above ...
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    The easiest way is just to run a search on your PC for *.ipa
    This will list all your IOS application files that are stored in iTunes. Once you have found their location, you can copy any of these files to a flash drive as a back up. You could take this flash drive on vacation with you but if you wanted to restore these apps to your iPad from a family member's pc and not your own, you would need to install iTunes and then authenticate this PC as an allowed PC under you iTunes account before you could sync these apps to your iPad.

    If the biggest issue you are facing is someone accidentally deleting an app from your iPad, the best option is to go into Settings\General\Restrictions and turn the option for 'Deleting Apps' to off. This way, no one can delete an app without first providing a passcode which only you should know.
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    Thanks slot, I am really nearby solution,what u suggest if I buy new lap top and I want to transfer al stuf I have on I pad,I pod and few applications I have downloaded in I tunes......some one above said that I can again down load them free from I tunes,right but I got over 300 apps , and it will take lots of time to download again and I dnt remember all of them ..
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    If you buy a new laptop, the easiest thing to do is copy the entire music folder from the iTunes library path on your old PC and copy this onto the new laptop. Now install iTunes and change the library path under preferences to this folder you copied over and also check the box to let iTunes manage your library. You will be asked to authenticate this PC the first time you try to sync your iPad and you should be good to go after that.
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    I'm my drive there is a folder named I tunes and it's dive is in 7 or more gigs,you are talking about that folder? This folder will be having al of my stuff, music,movies,books,apps,games?
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    Yes, that sounds like the one. Of course if you afre only interested in retaining the apps then you only need to back up that one sub folder.

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