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# 43043 16-Oct-2009 13:37
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Trying to help my sister move her music from her iPhone to her laptop.  She currently uses her iPhone with the family's computer, along with her 4 kids and her husband.  I d/l iTunes to her laptop, but when i try to sync the stuff on her iPhone with iTunes on her laptop, it says the sync will erase all the data on the iPhone.  Clearly I don't want that.  Not sure if Apple is making this difficult on purpose, or if I'm just not getting something here.  Any help would be appreciated.

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  # 264262 16-Oct-2009 13:41
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The sync is only one way (i.e. from iTunes to the iGadget). Can't you just copy the files from the family computer to the laptop via the network? If the files are only on the iPhone, you need to investigate 3rd party solutions.

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  # 264279 16-Oct-2009 14:28
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Apple does this to counter piracy, to stop you transfering your music to your mates computer etc. There are ways around it, but as stated you need a third party media manager.


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  # 264283 16-Oct-2009 14:56
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like what third party media manager?

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  # 264305 16-Oct-2009 16:05
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quite easily found. google is your friend, start with this as a search query: open source itunes
Hint: the first one is a good one

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  # 264321 16-Oct-2009 17:32
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Got Songbird, but can't for thelife of me get anything from my current iTouch to sync with it. Oy. Dowloaded support for iPods from the add ons too.

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