ITunes purchases for my IPads

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  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber iPF Noob

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    When I make purchased via ITunes, it downloads those things to my computer hard drive...correct? i.e. movies, music, games, apps...etc. Once those are on my hard drive, I need to back that up somewhere to keep it in case of a hd failure or can I re-download it from ITunes again after I have made the original purchase?
     
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    your downloaded files are here:
    C:\Users\<username>\My Music\iTunes

    or

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\My Music

    you may back them up, as you wish.
     
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    darkcyber iPF Noob

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    Actually, mine are located on my D: partition, I only have a 64 GB SSD OS hard drive and didn't have the space to burn for all those files.

    I guess my main question is are my purchases (downloads) still accessible from ITunes if something were to happen to my hd where they are stored? Or once I make a purchase then I have to maintain a copy to keep that app, video, music...etc.
     
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    you have to back up the whole itunes library. in itunes go to file>library>back up entire contents
     
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    darkcyber iPF Noob

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    I am making a backup now, but wondered if something happens to them on my hard drive, then they are just lost? i.e. not re-downloadable from Apple (ITunes)?

    Thanks!
     
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    redownloadable from itunes. no need to pay again, as long as you are using the same apple id.
     
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    For apps, yes.
    Just hit the "buy now" button, and if that account has already purchased that app, you will get a message that you already own it and you will only be redownloading it.

    For music, I heard that you have to buy it again, and that they don't allow redownloads. :/
     
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    Bcd up your main hard drive at least weekly and or after you make any large purchases from iTunes that way you are protected. Hard drives on computers fail without notice.
     
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    Thanks for the response. My question is how do you transfer your music you purchased from itunes on your ipad onto your pc?
     

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