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Old 01-29-2013, 12:46 PM
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Backup Question

Let me see if I can explain this my wife and I share our office desktop computer (PC) but we both have our own User Accounts. On my wife's User Account I set up iTunes with her own Apple Account and under my User Account I have iTunes set up with my own Apple Account. My wife got an iPad Mini for Xmas and I got an iPad 4 but she decided to return her white one for a black one.

Ok before I sent hers back I backed it up in iTunes to our computer but didn't realize until after I had sent it back I had backed it up in iTunes under my User Account instead of hers. So when I open iTunes under my User Account I not only have my iPad backed up but also her iPad Mini.

I hope this is all making sense since I backed up her iPad Mini in iTunes under my User Account if I restore it from there will it link her iPad to my Apple account? If so it looks like I would be better off setting it up from scratch again.
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I don't think the iTunes account of the iTunes Store has any bearing on the backup. The iTunes store link for the iPad is inside of the backup.

I would restore the new iPad with the backup you made on your account. Then I would switch to your wife's account and sync it. Once that is complete, I would delete the backup under your account.
C:\Users\<login>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup is where they are. You can tell the differences by date. The date on the directories changes based on the last sync and backup.



Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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Many thanks I will try what you suggested!
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