HD crashed, need to sync iPhone4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TyWahn, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    My external HD attached to my iMac died. With it, my iTunes library.
    I need to update my iP4 but I want to sync it to my MBP now.
    What will happen when I plug it into my MBP for the first time? There are no apps or music on it. I have the phone set to manually manage music and videos. Will it just save everything to my MBP? (contacts, apps, videos.. etc.) and create a new back-up file? Or will it want to set it up as new?
    Thanks for any insight.
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  3. jas1973 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    this is why you keep your itunes on your mac, and a back up on the hard drive, or vice versa, because it would be very rare both the mac and ex hard drive crash at the same time. in the case of mac you can almost bet your ex hard drive will crash first. so relying on that to keep all your stuff on was kinda silly
  4. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    I also found the hard way you must not only need to backup your media folder but also your library folder. If you get those two you have a pretty good chance of everything staying the way it was.

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