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    Default Fresh iTunes installation deletes iPhone data

    Hi there,

    I just installed Mac OS X Leopard and have a clean and empty addressbook, calendar etc.
    Now when I try to sync the data from my iPhone back to the computer, it won't work since iTunes replaces the first time all data on the iPhone with the data from the computer (which is emtpy). Does anyone have an idea to solve this?
    Thanks.

    Cheers



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    Using Installer -> install Swaptunes. Then you can sync with two computers ( or like you : two different "iTunes versions").

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    Thanks for the reply, but unfortunately SwapTunes can't help me.

    - I had previously all my data (Calendar, Addressbok, Music etc.) on my Mac OS X Tiger computer
    - I synced the data with my iPhone (via iTunes) and everything was there too
    - Now I deleted all data on my computer, so Calendar, Addressbook, etc is empty.
    - But, the data is still on my iPhone

    When I try to sync the data with iTunes, it will delete my contacts on the iPhone and send the contacts from my computer (= blanc) to the iPhone...

    Is there a way to send the data from my iPhone to the computer?

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    I'm affraid not, at least, not that I've heard of. I think you should have backup your files, contacts and everything before updating to Leopard.

    Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.

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    Anyone else..?


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    I'll be in your shoes in a month or two when I upgrade to Leopard.
    In my case I'll be moving from iTunes under windows and I haven't
    researched how to make the transfer yet.

    If there is no way to force the iPhone to write to a fresh iTunes
    install, what about the following:

    1) Using scp, backup all iPhone databases. (At the end of the post is
    a list from Erica on TUAW) I would backup the whole phone using
    the 'tar' command; see 'http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=12971'.

    2) Go ahead and sync, which we presume will clear the iPhone databases

    3) With scp restore the old iPhone database files.

    4) Sync again, and hopefully iTunes cannot distinguish the restored
    database files from manual entries.

    Good luck. I'll start researching this for my own upgrade and post
    what I learn. I'm planning to stay with FW 1.0.2 and
    downgrade iTunes to 7.3 on Leopard.

    Regards,
    ab

    DB locations from Erica on Tuaw:

    MS. /var/root/Library/SMS/sms.db

    Calendar. /var/root/Library/Calendar/Calendar.sqlitedb

    Notes. /var/root/Library/Notes/notes.db

    Call History. /var/root/Library/CallHistory/call_history.db

    Address Book. /var/root/Library/AddressBook/AddressBook.sqlitedb and /var/root/Library/AddressBook/AddressBookImages.sqlitedb

    Keychain. /var/root/Library/Keychains/keychain-#.db. The number varies.

    Voicemail. /var/root/Library/Voicemail/voicemail.db. Individual voicemails are stored as 1.amr, 2.amr, etc. If you've recorded a custom greeting, it's stored as Greeting.amr.

    In addition, Here are a few other folders to keep in mind:

    Photos You can grab your recently snapped photos from /var/root/Media/DCIM/100Apple. Photos synced from iPhoto are stored in /private/var/root/Media/Photos.

    Safari You'll find Safari bookmarks and history files in /var/root/Library/Bookmarks.plist and History.plist. Cookies are stored in /var/root/Library/Cookies/Cookies.plist.

    Email If you want to back up email, it's not straightforward. The files are stored in /var/root/Library/Mail however attachments are mime encoded (stored in /var/root/Library/Mail/(account name)/INBOX.mbox/Messages) and the "Envelope Index" folder is actually an sqlite db storing information about those attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abtf2 View Post
    I'll be in your shoes in a month or two when I upgrade to Leopard.
    In my case I'll be moving from iTunes under windows and I haven't
    researched how to make the transfer yet.

    If there is no way to force the iPhone to write to a fresh iTunes
    install, what about the following:

    1) Using scp, backup all iPhone databases. (At the end of the post is
    a list from Erica on TUAW) I would backup the whole phone using
    the 'tar' command; see 'http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=12971'.

    2) Go ahead and sync, which we presume will clear the iPhone databases

    3) With scp restore the old iPhone database files.

    4) Sync again, and hopefully iTunes cannot distinguish the restored
    database files from manual entries.

    Good luck. I'll start researching this for my own upgrade and post
    what I learn. I'm planning to stay with FW 1.0.2 and
    downgrade iTunes to 7.3 on Leopard.

    Regards,
    ab

    DB locations from Erica on Tuaw:

    MS. /var/root/Library/SMS/sms.db

    Calendar. /var/root/Library/Calendar/Calendar.sqlitedb

    Notes. /var/root/Library/Notes/notes.db

    Call History. /var/root/Library/CallHistory/call_history.db

    Address Book. /var/root/Library/AddressBook/AddressBook.sqlitedb and /var/root/Library/AddressBook/AddressBookImages.sqlitedb

    Keychain. /var/root/Library/Keychains/keychain-#.db. The number varies.

    Voicemail. /var/root/Library/Voicemail/voicemail.db. Individual voicemails are stored as 1.amr, 2.amr, etc. If you've recorded a custom greeting, it's stored as Greeting.amr.

    In addition, Here are a few other folders to keep in mind:

    Photos You can grab your recently snapped photos from /var/root/Media/DCIM/100Apple. Photos synced from iPhoto are stored in /private/var/root/Media/Photos.

    Safari You'll find Safari bookmarks and history files in /var/root/Library/Bookmarks.plist and History.plist. Cookies are stored in /var/root/Library/Cookies/Cookies.plist.

    Email If you want to back up email, it's not straightforward. The files are stored in /var/root/Library/Mail however attachments are mime encoded (stored in /var/root/Library/Mail/(account name)/INBOX.mbox/Messages) and the "Envelope Index" folder is actually an sqlite db storing information about those attachments.
    I too am on 1.02 and will upgrade to Leopard soo. Downgrading itunes in leopard after installing leopard is the Smart way to keep 1.02 working on Leopard?

    Where can I find a mac dmg itunes 7.3?

    Cheers

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    Did you really do a clean install of your OS without backling up your data?

    PS. I've always been able just move my address book, Safari and mail data over to the new OS and work that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needlz View Post
    Hi there,

    I just installed Mac OS X Leopard and have a clean and empty addressbook, calendar etc.
    Now when I try to sync the data from my iPhone back to the computer, it won't work since iTunes replaces the first time all data on the iPhone with the data from the computer (which is emtpy). Does anyone have an idea to solve this?
    Thanks.

    Cheers
    Are you absolutely sure that it works this way? Because I remember that when I bought iPhone I used calerder a lot. Then I bought new HTMac (mini) which of course had empty calerder and iCal and I was able to sync all my contacts and calender notes to my mini. This without losing any data from iPhone. iTunes just asked if I want to sync because syncing would affect more than 5% of my whole calender and iCal events.

    If iTunes ask you to set iPhone to this computer just click cancel button. Then take that tab which contains contact, calender, email etc stuff and press sync. It should work. At least Im able to sync my iPhone in home and work. Without losing any data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkanuck View Post
    I too am on 1.02 and will upgrade to Leopard soo. Downgrading itunes in leopard after installing leopard is the Smart way to keep 1.02 working on Leopard?

    Where can I find a mac dmg itunes 7.3?

    Cheers
    I *think* we will have to downgrade iTunes to 7.2 to use iPhone
    FW 1.0.2 with Leopard. Can someone please comment on which iTunes
    version refused FW 1.0.2?

    I have read several posts that said the downgrade will run on Leopard. You
    have to drag the existing iTunes to the trash and then install the old version.

    You can find old iTunes versions at: http://oldapps.com/itunes.htm
    Last edited by abtf2; 10-29-2007 at 11:30 PM. Reason: typo...


 

 
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