Can someone pls explain this to me??? (Re: syncing)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by STC, May 27, 2008.

  1. STC macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2008
    I've had my iPhone for a week. I have a Windows XP machine. Since day 1, I have a folder in My Documents>My Pictures called "Wallpapers" where I put pictures that I use as wallpapers on my iPhone. I have 24 or so pics in there.
    I sync everyday and in iTunes sync "Wallpapers" is where it syncs from and I then I have a folder called "Wallpapers" in the Photo Albums on my phone.

    Today, I noticed it taking an extra long time to sync. It see its copying all my pics over. Once its done syncing I see in Photo Albums a new folder called Photo Library and my Wallpapers folder. Both have the same pics.

    In iTunes I see that "Sync from" is not checked anymore. I recheck it and it says something like this will delete all pics on phone and update w/ the ones in the folder. I resync again, and I still have a Photo Library and Wallpapers folder w/ the same pics.

    I uncheck "sync from" again and resync. I did it 2 more times when it finally only put the Photo Album folder and deleted the Wallpaper folder on the phone.

    Why??? Why was the 1st week I had the "Wallpapers folder and now I have the "Photo Album" folder on the phone?
  2. STC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2008
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    that is not normal. i would suggest you restore your iphone and re-start syncing from scratch...
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I agree^^^it doesn't sound normal on my BlackBook, but then again what is normal for a PC??? :eek::confused:
  5. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I would have trouble occasional syncing with XP. It would stuff the phone with "Other" content, which I never knew what it was, and so push out photos (but leave music, which presumably had priority). To fix it, I had to restore the phone, but it would do this probably 1 in every 10 syncs. Quite annoying.

    I have a Mac now, and the problem has yet to repeat...

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