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Getting my iPhone working with iTunes after reinstalling OSX

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Hi guys,

 

I recently did a clean install of Snow Leopard on my old MBP and am now having issues with my iPhone and iTunes.

 

As the reason for a fresh install was for a 'clean break', I didn't bother using any of the inbuilt backup mechanisms. Instead I manually backed up what I wanted to keep. Unfortunately while doing this I didn't seem to realise the repercussions of not making a backup of my iTunes library (I assumed this would only mean I'd lose my music).

 

Now I'm not completely stupid, I did backup my iPhone backups (from ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync), however I can't seem to find a way to get my iPhone working with iTunes again without erasing the phone and connecting to the new library. I stupidly assumed that it shouldn't be an issue as the iTunes library is authorised to the same account, but obviously that's not good enough for Apple.

 

Can anyone tell me of a way that I can get my iPhone connected to the new iTunes Library without losing the data on my iPhone, specifically contacts and my calendar (happy to lose the music on their and reinstall my apps)?

 

Is it possible to erase the iPhone to set it up with the new library, and then load the old backup (which iTunes currently doesn't display, even though I've moved the files back and can see they're all there)? I prefer to even avoid this as I hadn't synced my phone for a few weeks, but if this is the best option I'll take it.

 

Has anyone else been in a similar situation and know what to do?

 

Thanks in advance!

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What application were you using to store contacts and calendar ?

On the iPhone side of things, just the normal Contacts and Calendar, no third party apps. Same on OSX, just using the inbuilt Address Book and Calendar (which I didn't think to back up).

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A bit of a longshot, but you could try setting up a trial mobileme account? This will allow the phone to sync with the cloud, then your computer will do the same. Once synced, sync it as you used to, then cancel your subscription.

 

It might work...

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A bit of a longshot, but you could try setting up a trial mobileme account? This will allow the phone to sync with the cloud, then your computer will do the same. Once synced, sync it as you used to, then cancel your subscription.

 

It might work...

I totally forgot about the mobileMe free trial. I setup an account and was able to get my Contacts and Calendar onto the MBP with no issues. Also discovered that I can use Image Capture to grab my photos, so I've done that as well.

 

About to setup the phone with my new library now, let's see how it goes...

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Crisis averted!

 

Turns out that iTunes was just trying to tell me it would erase my iTunes Library items, not everything on the phone. As I was happy to lose the music already on there that was no problem at all. All that fuss for nothing!

 

Thanks for your suggestions though guys.

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Try that.

 

Is there any free alternative to diskaid? it is costly. thanks

 

now it is only $49.95

 

 

You rotten scum, come in here and deliberately misquote a user to make him look bad?

Fuck off!

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