Backing up Voicedream Reader Library to ITunes

iOS & iPadOS

Hi all,
I'm trying to back up my Voicedream library to ITunes, obviously, so I can update to the new version that came out awhile ago... but i can't get it to work. I can't figure out how to do it with NVDA or JAWS(I hate ITunes) but even having someone do it with vision didn't work. nobody can get it to save to the folder I created for it. We find the folder and click save to and select the folder (tried with jaws (tried with nvda as well as visually) and click save and it does nothing... help? I really want to upgrade!



Submitted by Mike on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hello Jenna,
I had same problem, however many times I tried to save it nothing happened. On another website someone said they had just gone ahead and updated without trying to save the library and it had been alright. So I did the same and after updating all my books were still there. Of course that does not necessarily mean it will work for you.
Whatever you do I hope it works out.

Submitted by Jake on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I don't believe you can backup your library. That's not how it works. Even if you could, it'd not do much good if you think about it. The library upgrade has to happen anyway.
What I'd do instead is make sure you have a backup of everything you added to it yourself (audio books, stand-alone pdf and epub files, etc), and go ahead and update. Once you start the new version, your library will be upgraded. If you have a large library, turn off auto-lock and plug your device in before you tell it to proceed with the library upgrade. I have a library of about sixty gigabytes on my iPod Touch, and it went smoothly for me. A friend of mine did have one book become unavailable, and we had to add that book back in afterward.
You can safely exempt books from external sources such as Bookshare, Dropbox, and Gutenberg from the backup since you can always download those books again should anything go wrong.
One more thing to note: if you do use any of Voice Dream's provided tts voices such as Acapela, Ivona, or Neospeech, you will have to download those again as they have been updated. You do not, however, have to purchase them again.

Submitted by Mike on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It was the VDR update information itself that recommended backing up the library using iTunes before doing the update process.