Ipad books with a newly formatted computer

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  1. mwhoody

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    I just had to reformat my computer and of course had to re-install itunes.
    Of course when I did that non of the books or music showed up.
    My question is - what will happen when I plug in my wife's ipad?
    When I plug it in will I loose everything on the ipad?
    Is there any way to get everything back from the ipad onto itunes.
    I really hate to start all over again loading all the books and music
    I know it's to late but, is there something that I should have done before I reformatted?
    Thank you
     
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    Before you connect your iPad to the computer, make sure you don't automatically sync with it. This can be found in iTunes - Edit - Preferences - Devices.

    When you connect your iPad to the computer for the "first" time, you'll have to confirm that you trust the computer. A popup will appear on your iPad, where you'll have to select "Trust".

    In iTunes, you can transfer your purchases to the computer: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1848

    Before formatting, you could have used one of these methods to make sure music not purchased in iTunes Store isn't lost: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527
     
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    Does this work with only the purchased items?
    I have a lot of books and music and pictures that were not purchased through itunes
    Thank you for your quick reply
     
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    That's for purchased items only.

    Here's a list with various links that might help get most of your items to the computer: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1209
    It will tell you what's possible, and what you can't do through iTunes.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    You can use a third party app on your PC that can extract music and pictures however I am unsure which one to recommend
     
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    Thank you everybody for your help.
    My wife still hasn't asked me to load in more books - so I'll see what happens when the time comes. Scary
     

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