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    Default I just learned a lesson the hard way.

    So, how many of you actually back up your data on a regular basis? Well, I don't, mainly because I've worked with countless numbers
    of hard drives that were a good ten years old without any problems. First time for everything, I guess. What i came home to today was a macbook that, for some reason, decided to get amnesia while I was gone. All 13+ months of data, media, documents, programs, everything, that I had accumulated was erased faster than i could even hope to imagine. So, is there any way to transfer info from an iphone to a computer?



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    It syncs and back ups all your data automatically when connected to iTunes, including music, videos, images (iPhoto), SMS, contacts and other info.

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    jus remember to back your things up in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSN1 View Post
    It syncs and back ups all your data automatically when connected to iTunes, including music, videos, images (iPhoto), SMS, contacts and other info.
    I know it backs up the iPhone data on the computer, but what I need to do is plug my iPhone into my computer, with all that data on it, and sync it back to the computer. AFAIK, all it will do is tell you that the iPhone is synced with another computer and offer to overwrite everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecompkid View Post
    I know it backs up the iPhone data on the computer, but what I need to do is plug my iPhone into my computer, with all that data on it, and sync it back to the computer. AFAIK, all it will do is tell you that the iPhone is synced with another computer and offer to overwrite everything.
    Try this link and see if it is what you need.

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    http://ecamm.com/mac/iphonedrive/


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    Quote Originally Posted by davecc View Post
    Try this link and see if it is what you need.

    davecc

    http://ecamm.com/mac/iphonedrive/
    No, that's not what I need.

    Okay, here's the deal. I have music on my iPhone. It was synced using iTunes. I also have photos on my iPhone that were synced over from iPhoto. Address books, bookmarks, all the stuff that you can sync from within iTunes, I have on my iPhone.

    Yesterday, I came home to find that my hard drive had died a very complete death. That's it. It was working in the morning, I closed my Macbook, nothing abnormal, same thing I do every morning. I came home, and when I opened it up, it froze immediately. Thinking a simple reboot would fix the problem, I held down the power button, and right after the startup chime, I heard a very unique, very frightening sound from my hard drive. By the grace of god, I didn't end up with my fist through the macbook's screen. You see, most people have some kind of backup. I usually do too, so this situation wouldn't have been half as bad if it had happened a few weeks ago. But of fucking course, my hard drive craps out at the exact moment i'm in limbo. Everything i've ever done on a computer, all my music, all my videos, all my pictures, all my everything, was on that drive, and only on that one drive. It's 24 hours later, and I'm still so angry, I can't even think straight. I never before knew what it was like to be so angry, you just want someone to cross your path so you can beat the living shit out of them, just for the hell of it. Every time I think of something I wanted to do, you know, retouch this photo, organize this folder, watch this movie again, burn some old files to a disc so I can look at them later, I think for a brief millisecond that I can just restore my backup and be on my way, but then I come to the realization that I will never have those files again.

    I'm sorry for going on and on, but, well, i don't even know what to say anymore.

    So anyway, is there any way for me to transfer synchronized media from my iPhone back to my computer, so that perhaps maybe I could at least gain a fraction of what I lost back?

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    Im pretty sure it can synch contacts and calendar BACK to a computer (aka the iphone's contents overwritting the Mac's).

    However in order to extract the music you would need some specialized software (that can access the media partition, recover the mp3s and also restore their filenames since i dont believe they keep the originals while synched to an ipod/iphone).

    Pictures are another thing, you probably wont be able to get the originals back because itunes downsamples them when it synchs em over (for faster viewing etc).
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    yeah
    I'd second what sho said, I haven't (unlike with the ipods where its just a hidden folder) found a way to access the actual music files stored on the iphone.
    iPhoneDisk doesn't seem to work that way, it stores files on a different partition to where your music and videos are stored
    I'm not 100% sure but think you might be out of luck, kid.
    total crap story, but something we should learn from. I'm off out to buy an external HDD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_101 View Post
    I'm not 100% sure but think you might be out of luck, kid.
    total crap story, but something we should learn from. I'm off out to buy an external HDD!
    It's not that bad. I am slowly recollecting tiny bits and pieces of my data. I found my entire iPhoto library stored elsewhere, and I transferred all my purchases I had on my iPhone back to my computer. I had a lot of important documents on my flash drive, and i'm finally getting the chance to go back to some old backups I did that I honestly didn't even know I had until I was looking for them.

    As time progresses, I can't help but look back and see how many times I could have saved myself had I only made the right choice.
    - A week ago, I ordered a memory upgrade from Newegg. I was planning to also buy a 160gb hard drive upgrade, but decided to buy some iTunes credit instead. If I had purchased the hard drive, my data would have been transferred to it mere hours before my old one died.
    - Several weeks ago, I was planning to install Leopard, but decided against it for whatever reason. I would have at least had some kind of physical backup had I done it.
    - Only just recently, I was backing up all my data to my airport disk, but seeing how long it was taking, I canceled the transfer and decided to wait until I had the disk connected over USB.
    - Oh, another thing about leopard. I didn't have any DL DVDRs, so I wiped my iPod to boot the install from it. That iPod had my entire iTunes library on it, that is, before I wiped it.

    But, alas, i'm coming to the realization that there was nothing of vast importance on my drive. While it sucks that I now don't have all that data, it will definitely be possible for me to get all the important stuff back. It's the small stuff that ticks me off, like the fact that I rated all the songs in my iTunes library a few days ago, a grueling and mind-numbing process, only to have the drive crash on me. And now, not only do I have to rerate it, but I need to reimport it.

    ...and you can bet your life on the fact that I will be doing daily backups from now on. I'm just glad that I learned this hard lesson when it wasn't as devastating as it could have been.

 

 

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