Sync removed purchased apps =\

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ZedFighter, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    Did a sync today and all my purchased apps were removed and I was left with only the default settings.

    Thankfully I have a backup but when I "restore from backup" it goes through the motions but I still end up with only the default apps.

    I know full well the backup contains my apps by looking at the Manifest PLIST.

    I searched high and low and wasn't able to find an alternative software to do a backup restore.

    Any help is appreciated, thank you :)
  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    What version Touch running what version of IOS ?

    Have you previously synched on that computer with iTunes under the same iTunes account ?

    Do you see the apps in iTunes on your computer ?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012

    4.2.1 (8c148)

    Is the only version number I could find.

    No previous sync, fresh windows install and fresh itunes install.

    The apps are not in itunes.

    A backup is a backup and it contains my old apps so why won't it restore them?
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2004
    authorize this computer in itunes first, then sync your ipod and apps would have been transferred back to computer.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    Great info but doesn't help me out of my current pickle.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2004
    apps are not stored in your backup only app data
    go to purchases in appstore and download your apps
  7. macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    when you backed-up during the sync to iTunes, did you not see the apps? are they listed in your apps in iTunes? in the media folder? do you have those apps checked to sync in iTunes?

    it seems that when people have issues with syncing its because they try alternate methods instead of the basic, plug in and sync to itunes.
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    Thanks for this, I learned something today :)

    The app data is stored in the backup but you need the app front end to access it.

    So in other words, the data was there, I just needed a button to push :p

    Thanks again.
  9. macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    >Download the iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple
    >Backup and sync from iTunes
    >BEFORE you restore, go in the utility and add the apps to your ipod
    >restore from backup

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