1. Silvetti's Avatar
    Hey.

    So i basically lost all my files on itunes (apps, music, etc...).
    The big problem here is that i have some apps that are no longer available on the App Store like the VLC Media Player.

    Is there any way i can restore the .ipa from the iPad2 back to the "new" iTunes ?

    Thanks!

    PS - Have no jailbreak on the iPad2
    08-31-2011 12:56 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Silvetti, you are in luck! .. First go to app store on your iPad and then select purchased, "Not on this iPad" .. All the apps you have purchased are there for you to redownload, this includes apps that are no longer for sale in the app store.
    Last edited by jsntrenkler; 08-31-2011 at 01:00 PM.
    08-31-2011 12:58 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    When you re-sync your iPad with your computer all your apps should transfer back to iTunes.
    08-31-2011 12:59 PM
  4. Silvetti's Avatar
    Tried that and the only thing that appears is VLC Streamer Free which i also downloaded, but no VLC Media Player :/ I even tried the same thing on the iTunes with my Account, when to Purchased etc.. same result..
    08-31-2011 01:12 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    That stinks ... I have VLC Media Player installed so I can't confirm it missing, that stinks ... There are other ways to acquire older software without being jailbroken, google IPA God.
    08-31-2011 01:17 PM
  6. Silvetti's Avatar
    Can you locate the .ipa file for VLC on your hard drive ?
    08-31-2011 01:37 PM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Can you locate the .ipa file for VLC on your hard drive ?
    Glad I could help :-)
    08-31-2011 02:34 PM
  8. Cheggy's Avatar
    Apple pulling vlc was a low blow, I lost it and had to jailbreak just to get it back
    08-31-2011 04:15 PM
  9. Silvetti's Avatar
    I also have Buzz Player for iPad so i think i will "let it go"... but i understand they took it out but not being able to get it from the App Cloud when you "bought" it is kinda bad.
    09-01-2011 10:25 AM
  10. Silvetti's Avatar
    Btw for future reference if anyone has the same problem, i tried to Add to Library a .ipa that jsntrenkler sent me (for the VLC...ipa), it get's added to the library but when i try to double click on it it requests jsntrenkler's user/pass for Apple Store which i don't have and don't want

    So that solution also doesn't work.
    09-01-2011 10:26 AM
  11. Massie's Avatar
    Have you looked in your Trash/Recycle Bin? If you had an older version that was updated (though I can't recall if VLC was around long enough to get an update) you might find it there.
    09-01-2011 11:51 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    Have you looked in your Trash/Recycle Bin? If you had an older version that was updated (though I can't recall if VLC was around long enough to get an update) you might find it there.
    Good point. About 6 months ago I started saving all old .ipa files when I did an app update. Just go to the trash folder, select all of the .ipa files and copy them off to a folder. I now have > 12 GB of old .ipa files archived, just in case.
    09-01-2011 12:22 PM
  13. Silvetti's Avatar
    I always empty my trash
    09-02-2011 10:18 AM
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