Restoring Itunes Help!!!

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  1. j0yful

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    I reformat my computer, and is now back to it's original state. I had a backup of everything in an external HD. And to be safe, I separately save ItunesFolder as well.
    So here's my problem, How do I restore the itunes library? my books, videos, music and etc. I downloaded and installed Itunes already. I signed in. Then what? What do I do next?

    Need a light on this!
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    j0yful - you know we need the poet on this one..he's probably awake - hey, it's 0839 in Dayton, Washington State...the moderators are all exhausted from all the spam attacks we've had today - but we're victorious!!!

    Tim
     
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    You mean ban attacks, Tim?:D
     
  4. Hayles66

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    What spam attacks! Why today? Star wars day. May the Fourth be with you!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  5. OUTL4W

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    Couldn't you just point iTunes to the iTunes folder on your external HD?
    Windows:
    1. Click Edit then choose preferences
    2. Click the Advanced tab and then choose the preferences window and click the General tab
    3. Click the change button
    4. A media folder location window will pop up...just browse to your external hard drive where your library is stored.

    Or just move your backup iTunes folder on external HD to iTunes folder on PC..
    I believe that's it....
    Others will correct me if I'm wrong....
     
    #5 OUTL4W, May 4, 2011
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  6. wytey

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    copy your iTunes backup folder on top of the newly created iTunes folder, then copy the media folders back across to where they originally were
     
  7. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    Actually any of the above should work.

    The main question though is, how to get the iPad to sync with iTunes without deleting anything from the iPad, as the above two methods involve creating a new library.

    Personally, I would copy the music onto the computer Harddrive and than File->Add folder to library. But it leaves the question of how the iPad will react.
     
  8. wytey

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    provided the files are the same on the iPad as the ones in the backup it should be fine, as you aren't creating a new library, but restoring an old one
     
  9. j0yful

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    Been reading this thread over and over again. Im still confuse!
     
  10. j0yful

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    I've done the 1-3, on the fourth step is where I got confused. Okay, here is the reason why. Since I installed Itunes again from the website. The default shows the drive where the itunes folder is ( the new one, empty). So if I point it to my external hard drive. Will I do fine? I like to make sure I wont do anything drastic. thanks :confused:
     

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