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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 04:24 AM   #1
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Moving music from my iPad to my new Macbook Pro

I spilt water on my Macbook Pro last week, and therefore had to buy a new one. The problem is that the only copy I have of my music is on my iPad, and I have yet to figure out a way to transfer the music from the iPad to the new Macbook. Im trying to avoid buying a $20-50 application. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #2
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If this is all music (and other content) you've purchased, right-click on your iPad under Devices in iTunes and select "Transfer Purchases".

Otherwise, you'll probably need to use something like Senuti (iTunes backwards). I just used it the other day to transfer music from my girlfriend's iPod and it worked great. Free for up to 30 days and/or 1000 songs.
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Probably don't need to actually say this now but don't forget to back-up your system. An external drive is not expensive and TimeMachine is really simple.
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Probably don't need to actually say this now but don't forget to back-up your system. An external drive is not expensive and TimeMachine is really simple.
I am sure the OP has no doubt reached the same conclusion by now. Even so, this forum has provided ample evidence over the years, that you cannot possibly say this too many times, which should explain the extra emphasis.
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I am sure the OP has no doubt reached the same conclusion by now. Even so, this forum has provided ample evidence over the years, that you cannot possibly say this too many times, which should explain the extra emphasis.

since external drives are infamous for failure I try to remember to use TWO external drives, one to back up the first----and its not a matter of paranoia but having had them fail on me too often
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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since external drives are infamous for failure I try to remember to use TWO external drives, one to back up the first----and its not a matter of paranoia but having had them fail on me too often
Both of my externals (Seagate PATA) have been flawless. I have had an enclosure fail.

OTH My externals are shutdown except the during few minutes every week when I do back-ups.

Even so I too do double back-ups plus semi-annual backing up of my photos to DVD.

Day to day stuff is quick backed to a flash drive as well.
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May be too late, but even if the MacBook Pro was spilled upon, the hard drive *and the data* are probably A-OK. The hard drive can be removed from the machine so the data can be copied off to another machine.
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I am sure the OP has no doubt reached the same conclusion by now. Even so, this forum has provided ample evidence over the years, that you cannot possibly say this too many times, which should explain the extra emphasis.
I have a friend who loses data almost every year... his excuse is that backups are too difficult to manage. He doesn't get it.
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i do have an external hard drive and i did back up my computer, but it ran out of space so i decided not to back up the music since it is on my ipad.

there is still a chance that my hard drive is ok and that i will be able to access my music, but id need to buy an enclosure for it, so im just looking for a short term solution. ill try senuti, but does it work with the ipad?
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i do have an external hard drive and i did back up my computer, but it ran out of space so i decided not to back up the music since it is on my ipad.

there is still a chance that my hard drive is ok and that i will be able to access my music, but id need to buy an enclosure for it, so im just looking for a short term solution. ill try senuti, but does it work with the ipad?
Haven't tried it with the iPad yet. Honestly, I have no music on the iPad, relying on my iPhone, iPod and iPod Shuffle to tune in.
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