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I bought some program for iPad and this program became crucial for my work - if the iPad will corrupt/+developer delete the program from AppStore I will be in great trouble.

So, my question is how can I save the program from iPad to MBP (from MBP to external HDD) to prevent any future corruptions of the program/store etc. Could I reinstall the program back to any new iPad from HDD only (if it will be unaccessible from Appstore).

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You can log into your iTunes Store account in iTunes on the Mac and download the app there. As long as you have a copy on your Mac you can always sync it to your iPad if required.

The .ipa file (the app) is stored in /Users/<youruser>/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications, the name may need some guessing. You can also right-click on the app icon directly in the App view in iTunes and select "Show in Finder"

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thanks, but I cannot see the program in AppStore application on Mac (the program is for iPad only), this is why I asked the question. –  Ilan Aug 31 at 11:25
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@Ilan The app will be in iTunes App Store, not the Mac App Store, and the downloaded ipa can be synced later. –  grgarside Aug 31 at 11:37
    
@GeorgeGarside ok, I see the app in iTunes store, but there is no any button to download it :( –  Ilan Aug 31 at 11:50
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@Ilan Image –  grgarside Aug 31 at 11:55
    
@GeorgeGarside unfortunately, I don't have any option to download, no matter what I try. How do you upload pics? I will post to show what i see –  Ilan Aug 31 at 18:47

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