Sync iPhone with new computer

I just wiped out my laptop and started over again from scratch - foolishly thinking that my iPhone would simply re-sync up and get all it's purchased applications from iTunes on the new system...

In plugging my iPhone into the re-formatted computer and going into the applications tab and clicking the sync checkbox for applications, it warns me that:
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Are you sure you want to sync applications? all existingapplications and their data on the iPhone "My iPhone" will be replaced with applications from this iTunes Library
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I had thought my applications purchased list was maintained via my iTunes store logon - but apparently this is not the case?

What do I do? I don't have a backup of my iTunes library....?
jn1480Asked:
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G-WarrenCommented:
If you are trying to recover items from your iPhone that you have previously purchased and are no longer on your hard drive, you will need to use a program like Senuti or DiskAid to do a reverse transfer. I have used Senuti to restore music files, but I've never tried it for apps. If it doesn't work, DiskAid may be the best option.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23390

http://www.digidna.net/diskaid/

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JohnGerhardtCommented:
Your application purchases are definetly stored on your iTunes account. You can go ahead and jsut redownload them and after entering your password you will b told that you have already purchase this and it will download again for free.
Unfortunately if you don't have a backup on iTunes then you will have to download them all indivdually from the store, you want be able to restore from a backup as these were stored locally on the computer. The same is true for your songs...
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jn1480Author Commented:
Excellent - thanks for the help!
Idle curiosity - what about all the songs I added via those free code cards at Starbucks? If I go to 'purchase' those individual songs after the restore, will they show as 'purchased' already and give them to me for free?
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JohnGerhardtCommented:
Though I can't say that I have ever used these codes - I live in a country where Starbucks and few and far between..! I can't see this being a trouble, Apple will ahve thought of this.. Only thing I can think of is to pick the cheapest one to download first..!!!! Just in case...
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jn1480Author Commented:
thanks again John - I really appreciate the assistance - I am a bit of a newbie to all this iTunes/iPhone stuff!
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jn1480Author Commented:
Thanks!
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JohnGerhardtCommented:
No Problem. Glad to have helped...
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