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iConfusion

DrezDrez Registered User regular
edited May 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Short version:

I have an iPad. I reinstalled Windows 7 yesterday. I can't seem to add apps to my iPad by dragging them from my library to my iPad. iTunes says my computer is authorized. Do I need to authorize the device or something?

If I click on my device, and then click on Apps, everything is greyed out, and "sync apps" is unselected. When I click the checkmark, it tells me that it's going to replace everything on my iPad with what's in my library. I definitely don't want it to go through some pointless process of deleting 30-40 gigs of apps and then re-adding them. Mostly because I am heading out in a few minutes.

Any ideas?

edit: I have no problem adding media to my iPad, such as movies (purchased from the iTunes Store, in fact). So I'm stumped. I don't have movies syncing automatically either.

Also, is the correct spelling synching or syncing?

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited May 2011
    Drez wrote: »
    When I click the checkmark, it tells me that it's going to replace everything on my iPad with what's in my library.

    This is what you need to do, because this is how Apple treats their iOS devices - as extensions of your main library.

    And you just wiped your main library.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Echo wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    When I click the checkmark, it tells me that it's going to replace everything on my iPad with what's in my library.

    This is what you need to do, because this is how Apple treats their iOS devices - as extensions of your main library.

    And you just wiped your main library.

    Yeah, but I re-added everything to the library already...

    I had everything backed up and just plopped it all back in the iTunes directories, and then readded all that crap into the library. So my library should be the same as what's on my iPad. Minus the stuff I don't want synched.

    edit: In other words, my library more or less matches what's on my iPad, but the warning message makes it sound like it's going to WIPE my iPad and then reinstall everything from my iTunes library, which is less than ideal. I don't want to replay all those early Angry Birds levels!!!

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    wmelonwmelon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The problem lies with your iTunes library file itself each install of iTunes has a unique identifier in it's library file that the iPad uses to determine which library it's associated with

    If you still have your old library file you should be able to overwrite the one it created when you installed and make it work without having to wipe the iPad. If not then back it up after you wipe it so you can in the future

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