I have a new computer. I installed iTunes. I have authorized the computer for my iPad. But, when I click Sync - it wants to erase the ipad

It is absolute garbage that I would need to erase this ipad. GARBAGE programing. Stupid, non-user friendly, dumb, idiotic (trying not to cuss here!)
There has to be a simplier way then transfer purchases (done), backup (done) then restore...any pray it all makes it back on the iPad?!
Why is it not as simple as authorizing computer, transfer purchases, and then click sync? What am I missing here?
andy

Did you not bring all your important data over from your old computer? Do you have a backup of the iTunes library that you can restore? If not, then its not to late, just more work that it should be.
You should be able to:
Backup the device to the new installation
Transfer your purchases into a newly authorized library
Recover any other media using third party tools as suggested in this post from forum regular Zevoneer
Restore the device from the backup
This process should switch the association of the device to the new library, preserving the data and settings in your apps.
May also be prudent to attempt a backup to iCloud directly from the device before you start... Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud Backup > On. It won't save any media but it would preserve the general account settings and documents in case anything goes wrong while you are trying to extract your other data.
When you get it all fixed, make a backup!
tt2

Similar Messages

Maybe you are looking for

  • SmartView 11.1.2.2 VBA Macro Performance

    Hi Good Day, We have created a Macro in Excel that use VBA functions to connect, retrieve data, send data and run business rules. The macro works fine (it takes around 5 minutes to execute), however we have detected that the retrieves using the comma

  • I want to understand TJ command with array string

    In one of my pdf inside the stream i have this code: BT /F2 8.5 Tf 1 0 0 -1 0 7.0295 Tm [IS, 12, B, 4, N: 978-1-449-32914-3] TJ 0 -16.2 Td [[LS, 12, I]] TJ ET The Abobe text block display ISBN: 978-1-449-32914-3 [LSI] I wanted to understand the signi

  • Rules File Not Running in EPMA During Consolidation

    Greetings - I am doing a migration from 11.1.1.2 to our Production environment in 11.1.1.3. We are using EPMA, though I wrote and maintain the rules files in the old editor and import them to the calc manager. I have exported and imported the metadat

  • Mozilla 5.0 have problems with AVG Free version antivirus?

    hello, after I upgraded to 5.0 Mozillacame a warning saying that the antivirus AVG Free Edition, which has my laptop, was not compatible and that it was disabled. is this true? I had the antivirus review the laptop, got a problem and when I want to d

  • Cmis search using optionkey

    dear all i am content presenter and search content using cmis query . i have multi-value field inside ucm and its filled in Arabic values when i try to search in arabic its not working so i need to search ucm using option-key value any suggestions be