Data files gone after app reinstall

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by pinsrw, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 30, 2010
    Hi all,

    It appears that every time an app is installed, the data directory that the new app is located at a different file system path than the previous installation. This is not a big surprise, however I'm curious as to whether anyone has devised a way to retain app data between installations of an app? Other than keep it on a server, that is. My impression was that the only directory that an app can write to is its own data directory.

    Or how about: Is there any way to ensure that my program's data gets backed up to iTunes?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2010
    the woods
    Your ~/Documents directory gets backed up by iTunes automatically.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2010
    Ah yes, I see now that my iPad data files are on my Mac in
    ~/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/3.2/Applications/*/Documents

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