Syncing ipad to new macbook

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    Guys is there a way to sync to a new mac without having to erase or restore the iPad and start from scratch

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    Was the iPad setup on a PC? If so you will have to erase it and let it be formatted for Mac.

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    Thanks Skip yeah it was synced to windows ....Liam
     
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    No problem.

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    Connect to the MacBook. It will ask you if you want to sync with the MacBook. It should then ask if you want to save what is on the iPad. Tell it yes, and it should do so. You should have your iPad apps backed up anyway, but I am pretty sure that you do not lose anything by transferring to another machine. The iPad does not care if it was a Mac or PC that it is synced with, it is not in either format. You do need to go and authorize your Macbook on your iTunes account.
     
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    You need to copy your iTunes directory from your PC to the Mac and then run iTunes on your mac everything you had before will be there. It just needs some slight changes.
     
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    My bad. I could have sworn the iPad used one filesystem format for the PC and then hpfs for the Mac.

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    I do not know of any particular file system used with the iPad. OSX uses HFS, and since both that and iOS are Darwin based, I would assume it would use that instead of FAT32 or HSFP. However, in both cases, the files in the iTunes library are in XML format. The only difference is that the Windows library will have the suffix .itl to satisfy the operating system.
     
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    I concur with Seadog. I migrated all my iTunes stuff to my Mac from my PC and as Seadog states, just remove the .itl suffix from the library file and that's it, I know I've done it.
     
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    Good to know. I feel a bit stupid now for my misunderstanding.

    I'm sorry if I came off rude Seadog.

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