Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 11, 2008
    Hard drive crash.. what now?
    The hard drive containing all my iTunes info has crashed and can't be recovered. Meantime I've got an iPhone filled with 158 apps that I can't sync up anymore because as soon as I do it keeps asking if I want to remove all 158 apps.

    Right now I can't even sync up my calendar or add movies or music to the iPhone cause as soon as I do I'll lose all my apps.

    Is there any solution to this? I don't want to download all 158 apps again because iTunes has a habit of charging you twice for apps you've already owned.
    Peace & Grooviness!
    Mac Pro Core 8/3.0ghz/10GB/4TB/2X23"Screens

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Sorry, but without a backup for that hard drive that crashed you're going to have to download all those apps again. If the iTunes store wants to charge you for the same apps you've already paid for, contact customer service and explain. They should have a record of what you paid for.


  3. #3

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    And suggest getting a 1TB external HDD connected by Firewire 800 and do a weekly backup with SuperDuper, Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner. There are only two types of computer users, according to noted Mac author David Pogue:-

    "Those that have lost all their information and those that are about too...."

    Tough luck Schmange.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Hard Drive Crash help!
    By pblaxx in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-22-2012, 07:55 PM
  2. Reinstalling Apps from back up drive onto new hard drive after crash
    By Captiva Arts in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-08-2009, 02:57 PM
  3. Hard Drive Crash
    By Chemical Sleep in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-08-2009, 02:15 AM
  4. Hard Drive Crash
    By boxcarastronaut in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-10-2008, 01:48 PM
  5. Hard drive crash
    By memoire in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-23-2003, 03:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts