Has anyone else had problems restoring your iPod touch with 3.0

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Dale Sorel, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

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    My ipod is working great under 3.0, but I decided to do a restore (troubleshooting) and it turned into a real mess. I of course did a sync right before the restore, and I only had one backup available in iTunes. So I hooked up my iPod, clicked restore, and it went through the usual stuff before it restarted and gave me the window that allows you to backup your data. As I only had one backup, that's what I used when to my horror I saw that it wasn't putting all my stuff back on my iPod. So it restarted with nothing on it but the factory apps. While doing the restore it produced another backup. So I kept doing restores. Long story short, to get my stuff back I had to go through the various backups until I got the one with my stuff.

    Speaking of which, does anyone know where the touch backups are kept on the hard-drive? I would think it should be pretty easy to tell an empty one from the one with all my stuff.

    And just in case, I ran DiskWarrior on my iMac last night and haven't tried another restore since.
     
  2. Dale Sorel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

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    OK, I think I figured out what's going on... sometimes when you do a restore iTunes automatically puts all your stuff back on your iPod. But sometimes it doesn't. Maybe that's normal, but that's the first time I've seen that behavior. The fix is to just sync after the restore and then you'll get all your stuff back.

    I hope this saves someone out there some trouble :)
     

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