Can't sync my 3GS: 'filename already exists'

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by renevda, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. renevda macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    Since a few days (from before iOS4) I get a pop up when I sync my iPhone. 'Can't synchronize the iPhone 'iPhone 3GS from René van den Abeelen'. The filename already exists' is how I translate it.
    Filename? What filename?


    It seems the synchronisation is continuing but nothing more happens so at last I click OK and I can disconnect. On the Mac iCal-data are not synchronised, on the phone a new ringtone is missing and perhaps there are more items that are not synchronised.

    I haven't got a clue what the problem is. Can anyone offer advice?
    Thanks very much!!!
  2. iphoneuser2040 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    i had this same problem when i updated to iOS4, but seemed to sort itself out after I restored my phone. You could try that? Just hope you have a recent backup...
  3. snipper macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2004
    I have the same problem, right after I updated to iTunes 9.2. I did this because you need it to update your iPhone to iOS4.

    @ renevda Did you restore it and did it work?

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