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Dunc July 9, 2012 05:59 AM

Stubborn(?) app help
I purchased an app (Engineering Slide Chart) that is compatible with my Gen 4 Touch. iOS is 5.1.1
iTunes says it was d/l & it shows up on my Win 7 system as a .ipa file.

How do I get the file onto my iPod? (I have many other apps & these all transferred with no problems - almost automatically). Wi-Fi is on: verified working.


JJThomp August 13, 2012 05:41 PM

Why not just download it right on to your ipad by logging into the appstore and then downloading it... You don't need to pay for it again because it is linked to your account.

Dunc August 25, 2012 02:21 PM

Sorry about my tardy reply but the assistance is appreciated.

Unfortunately, went to the app in iTunes & says it is "downloaded". Can't find a way to repeat it.

lowfat August 25, 2012 02:40 PM

In iTunes (on computer) does it list the application under 'Apps' on in the left hand column? If so then delete the app from there. You should be able to download it again, with no charge.

Dunc August 25, 2012 07:21 PM

More problems
Did as lowfat suggested. Was able to delete, then re-download from iTunes (progress bar was active) but it doesn't show in the Apps section of iTunes. It is in C:\Users\User\My Music\iTunes\Mobile Applications on my computer tho as an ipa file.

Worse, something burped - don't know what - so now there are a lot of apps on the iTunes apps screen but not on my iPod (that were there before). On my computer I found them in
C:\Users\User\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications (strange that these are different).

How do I get the complete contents of the iTune Apps to d/l onto the iPod? Are both of these locations incorrect? What should the correct location be? How do I tell iTunes to get with it?


lowfat August 25, 2012 09:06 PM

If you double click the IPA in Windows, I don't suppose it gets added to iTunes?

You could also try to deauthorize the computer in itunes, then reauthorize it. It is under the Store menu.

When you have your iPod connected to your computer, under devices, click your iPod. Then click the Apps tap. Make sure the apps you wanted are checked. You could also check 'automatically sync new apps' if you want.

Dunc August 26, 2012 07:28 AM


No go on the 2x click.
De-authorized, the re-authorized but still no syncing.

"devices, click your iPod."
Do you mean in Windows or somewhere in iTunes?

Thanks again for the ideas.

lowfat August 26, 2012 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by Dunc (Post 651300)

"devices, click your iPod."
Do you mean in Windows or somewhere in iTunes?

Thanks again for the ideas.

Sorry in iTunes, left hand column, devices. When your iPod is connected to the computer it should be listed here. Click it. Then on the right hand side of iTunes click the Apps tab, near the top of the window.

Dunc August 26, 2012 06:15 PM

insight perhaps
Getting a dialog box that "... is synced with another iTunes library...."

Another box says I am using 2 of 5 available.

Interesting since there is only 1 computer & 1 email account tied to it - supposedly.

How do I fold the contents of one library into the other? How do I get the iPod to sync with this single, consolidated one?

lowfat August 26, 2012 08:35 PM

Are all the songs that are on your iPod also on this computer? If so I would just restore the iPod and resync w/ this computer.

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