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Old 02-21-2011, 12:10 AM
NolbertoS NolbertoS is offline
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Default Want to transfer my Iphone apps to an external hard drive

Hey guys. My iphone music and gaming collection is getting so big now that I'm going to buy a 1TB external hard drive to store then in. My question is if i should make a backuo of all the app files and export it to the external hard drive. The reason is that i want to put my itunes program files in the external hard drive and don't know if i need to uninstall Itunes on my hard drive and re-install on my new drive. Will my apps get erased, if I uninstall Itunes? I discovered where the gaming files are in my c drive, but want to know also if I can copy and paste that on the external hard drive and itunes will recognize the files, any help on people who've done this before is appreciated. Thankd

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:49 AM
glancesession glancesession is offline
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After you move the data it asks if you want to consolidate it... That is apparently when it moves the apps... Since I already moved the music in version 6 or 7 it does not ask me to consolidate... Meaning it will not move the apps.
Old 05-06-2012, 06:40 AM
Frennis Frennis is offline
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IMNO posted an interesting link in this thread:
I haven't tried that .ITL-file trick myself and it's quite old - I don't know if it still applies.
If it looks promising, I expect you'll have to reserve a drive letter for that external disk, in Computer Management -> Disk Management.
Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM
pluto6 pluto6 is offline
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Did you two notice the date of the question? Feb 2011? It is 16 months ago?!?!

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