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Windows 7: I prefer Vista - at least it never killed my iphone sync :(

11 Dec 2010   #1
sach160

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
I prefer Vista - at least it never killed my iphone sync :(

Hey guys,

I have an iphone 3gs 3.1.2 on itunes 9.1.0.79, jailbroken with blackrain. My Windows 7 user account corrupted, so I called Microsoft support and they had me create a new user account, move all my files over (including the appdata folder where itunes keeps it's c drive stuff) and delete the old user account.

When I opened itunes in the new account none of my music or apps appeared (even after setting the media folder to it's correct location in preferences). So I simply dragged and dropped my apps, music etc from explorer into itunes, that worked fine. However when I connect my iphone to itunes, all the sync options that were previously ticked are now unticked and if I tick any, it says all the stuff on the iphone will be deleted and replaced with my itunes content, which is fine for most things, but I have loads of apps with user data (like my high score of 5.7 million in bejewled action mode ) that I don't want to lose.

Does anyone know a way I can get my iphone syncing again without resetting? Why is my iphone not being recognised as registered to itunes - I didn't do anything to the installation, but simply added a new user account? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

PS - I've tried asking around iphone forums with no luck I can't ask Apple tech support either as my iphone is jailbroken.


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11 Dec 2010   #2
n0th1n9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

You could try to recreate the user account that was used, having the same name. You could also try using iFile to copy the installed app folder onto your computer. Diskaid can help you to gain access to the folders too, that way you could transfer files via USB instead of wifi.
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12 Dec 2010   #3
sach160

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Hi, many thanks for the reply.

If I use ifile or diskaid to get my apps with user data from my iphone to my pc - would I then delete the apps in my itunes folder and replace them with the user data apps instead?

Would that definitely retain my user data in apps? (I was under the impression that data would be stored in C:\Users\Test\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup)
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12 Dec 2010   #4
n0th1n9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

No, don't delete your backups on the PC. I'm not sure if my idead will work, it was just a suggestion if you are not able to do a restore with iTunes.

I was thinking to just letting iphone sync with iTunes (after using diskaid to back up the app folders first) and let iTunes delete your installed apps, then reinstalling those apps and copy the backups you made back onto the iphone; or at least replacing the data within those folders.

Keep in mind that I haven't tried this so I don't know if this will work.
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12 Dec 2010   #5
sach160

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Ah I see - cool I'll give that a try after I try the new user account in the old name suggestion. Thanks for the tips - they're good ideas.

If anyone else has any suggestions feel free to pitch in, cheers
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