1. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Hey guys, I need some help here.

    I just got a new macbook tonight, and I have been trying to figure out how to transition over. I know that I cannot have my iphone synced to more than one computer at a time, but is there a way to easily move my music and contacts from my old PC to this new mac?

    I know there was a way to merge the two before your first sync by adding a contact and an calender event, but I messed that up and missed that window. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your help.
    03-21-2009 12:23 AM
  2. JustinHorn's Avatar
    It's late, I'm not sure what the thread is, but there is one. A good thread on moving your library to a new computer. Someone knows the thread I'm talking about?
    03-21-2009 12:44 AM
  3. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    I tried searching the forums... I typed in syncing with new computer and nothing came up...
    03-21-2009 01:00 AM
  4. APPCRITICal's Avatar
    Hi, the easiest way i can think of is to sync to your old computer so it generates a fresh backup. Then copy this backup file (if you let me know your OS i can tell you the location, and your library to either DVD's or externall hdd. Then import the library into iTunes on the new computer and then sync, this will delete the contacts etc temporarily. Now manually choose a restore file to reload all your data (again, let me know the OS and i'll give you the instructions.)

    Hope this helps

    Marc
    03-21-2009 11:57 AM
  5. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Hi, the easiest way i can think of is to sync to your old computer so it generates a fresh backup. Then copy this backup file (if you let me know your OS i can tell you the location, and your library to either DVD's or externall hdd. Then import the library into iTunes on the new computer and then sync, this will delete the contacts etc temporarily. Now manually choose a restore file to reload all your data (again, let me know the OS and i'll give you the instructions.)

    Hope this helps

    Marc
    I am running XP. Thank you so much for your help!
    03-21-2009 01:09 PM
  6. APPCRITICal's Avatar
    Ok, run the sync on your old computer to create the backup. then search for files ending in .ipsw burn off the most recent one, then burn your ENTIRE itunes folder from the My Music directory. On your new computer import the library through itunes and then plugin your iphone and sync. your contacts etc will disapear but then by either alt clicking or ctrl clicking Restore, it will let you choose a backup fil, then use the one you burned off earlier

    This should work, if not just resync on your old comp and everything will be back on there anyway.

    Marc
    03-21-2009 01:19 PM
  7. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Thank you Marc! I would give you double rep if I could!
    03-21-2009 02:09 PM
  8. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Ok, run the sync on your old computer to create the backup. then search for files ending in .ipsw burn off the most recent one, then burn your ENTIRE itunes folder from the My Music directory. On your new computer import the library through itunes and then plugin your iphone and sync. your contacts etc will disapear but then by either alt clicking or ctrl clicking Restore, it will let you choose a backup fil, then use the one you burned off earlier

    This should work, if not just resync on your old comp and everything will be back on there anyway.

    Marc
    Quick question, I am a little unclear on the .ipsw part. How do I "burn off the most recent one"? I am not sure what that means... I am not really good at this stuff
    03-21-2009 02:20 PM
  9. JustinHorn's Avatar
    03-21-2009 02:29 PM
  10. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Transferring the music over is not an issue, but if sync my iphone then export my itunes library, import it to my new computer, will my contacts and the music I have selected for my iphone sync back up as well?
    03-21-2009 02:51 PM
  11. APPCRITICal's Avatar
    thats what the backup file is for, that will backup your contacts etc and then doing the restore puts them back on
    03-21-2009 03:11 PM
  12. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    And itunes does this automatically when I sync my computer right? The only part that is getting me is the .ispw files and the burning the most recent one... That is wayyy over my head.
    03-21-2009 03:19 PM
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