Hello, I'm seanbrecke and I just joined the forums. I have about a 3 month old iPad 2 and about 2 days ago when I plugged it in, what happened was it said it could not find the disk and it couldn't find which apps to sync. My brother has a iPad and his ipad syncs fine with the computer. I read the forums on this issue and couldn't find anything which worked for me. I have restored it several times. So I'm looking for the next best thing. Syncing it without iTunes. I want to be able to sync the new apps which we get onto my iPad and I also want to back it up, it's kind of important to keep mine backed up because it's what I use for school. It doesn't work with wifi sync or even when I put it off, it doesn't help syncing. Also if anyone knows how to fix this problem please help, here's the complete error : iTunes cannot sync apps to the iPad "name" because the apps installed on the iPad could not be determined. After that another window appears which reads : The iPad "name" cannot be synced. The required disk cannot be found. I'm not a expert at iPads, but I'm pretty sure that's bad. I use a mac mini, and a iPad 2 running 5.0.1. Please if you have any suggestions help!