Restore apps, music, movies, etc from iphone/ipod touch
Well I reformatted my hard drive the other day, reinstalled OS X and was up and running again.
I had a hard drive failing and was still under apple care. I took it in, they gave me a new hard drive and upgraded me for free to Snow Leopard. I was happy and restored from my Leopard Time Machine backup. All was not well. It ran poorly and continued to get worse, when I couldn’t take it anymore I erased the hard drive and started a new. I had already backed up my music, but it turned out I hadn’t backed up my apps.
This solutions is actually pretty simple, it took me a little while to find it, but now that I did, it is transferring them as I write this:
Now this is great and all, but what about music you didn’t buy from iTunes, well for this I suggest turning to a third party app, like Music Rescue, Senuti, PodtoMac, or PodtoPC. There are not as many free ones as there used to be but some offer fully functional trials. I have been a fan of Music Rescue since it’s beginning, it is paid but fully functional free, just it has some nags.
I hope this solves your problem. If only Apple made it easier to backup and restore your iTunes data.