Ipad nonsync movies and TV shows to lap top

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Dibble, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Dibble

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    Aug 31, 2011
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    Hi all,

    the hard drive on my lap top is almost full. I want to sync my ipad to it and transfer music only. I have 9 movies and 3 TV shows on my Ipad + some downloaded music. When I sync my Ipad to it and uncheck the sync movies & sync TV programmes a message comes up that says not syncing to the lap top will erase my movies and tv shows from the Ipad.

    Is there a way so that I can just sync music purchased on my ipad to my lap top but not sync the movies and tv shows?

    This will also keep my memory on the lap top lower than is the case at the moment.

    many tks,
  2. MarkK

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    Sep 20, 2010
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    To sync means to synchronize, i.e. have the same on both devices.
    You don't sync 'to the laptop', you sync with the laptop.
    iTunes is the leading system here. What is on your laptop can be copied to your iPad. But it still remains on the laptop.
    So, if you uncheck movies it means that these will stay only on your laptop but won't be copied to the iPad.
    I guess that should answer your question.

    Why ddon't you just buy a cheap external harddisk for your laptop to use for the iTunes data?

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