I hate being frustrated. I received a new computer for Christmas (THANKS DADDY) and I was really excited because it was a new toy. However, being able to transfer all of those files is a pain in the butt. So my dad thought it would be a great idea to let Best Buy transfer all of my documents, photos and music. So of course I said yes.
You know where this is going. Only half of it appeared. ONLY HALF of 3710 songs appeared on the new computer, that’s 1855 which does not equal 3710. So I freak out and decide to pull out my old laptop and try to do the transfer myself but I don’t have enough space on my tiny jump drive. Plan B: move files a little at a time but my new computer would only transfer purchased files from the apple store which happened to be 2 CD’s, not 3710 songs (-_-)
I almost burst into tears until I calmed myself down and realized that I still have my iTunes library safely tucked away on my old laptop, the problem arises again when I try to transfer between my IPod to my computer. So I decided to leave the entire thing alone.
Have you ever been so frustrated that you set yourself up for failure instead of rationally thinking of a logical plan? Well I have! Instead of thinking how to move between libraries and check what the iTunes help support said I just acted. Instead of taking the time to read the directions listed on the iTunes website http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1463 under iTunes 10 for Windows: Move items to another computer…
I did what I “knew” was right to fix what Best Buy did wrong.
In the end, I still didn’t have all of my music on my IPod or new computer, but it is safely tucked away on my old laptop, which will now serve as my external hard drive! I was able to turn a really bad situation into a very nice compromise just by calming myself, rationally thinking about my objective and then, only then acting.
Tell me about a time where you acted before you thought about the goal you were trying to accomplish! What was your end result? How can you make it better and what would you do differently if you got the chance? And remember to always check help support and read the instructions.
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