help! computer died now i'm stuck!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bush1974, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. bush1974 macrumors member

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    Please help. Last week my pc went down and I lost everything. Now I'm up and running again and I've reinstalled itunes. Problem is, itunes now wants to sync and replace everything on iphone saying that i will lose everything that is not in itunes(which is everything, calender entries, apps, contacts etc).
    Is there a way to backup my iphone as it is now so I can sync again and keep everything as it is on my iphone?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately no, the iPhone can only be synced with one computer. Since it sees this computer as a new one, it was to erase it all. This is why you back up kiddies.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You can use sharepod or airshare or one of the other programs to get what you can off your iPhone first, before you sync with itunes and set as a new phone. So, all is not lost. The lesson learned is make backups from now on though.
     
  4. bush1974 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. bush1974 thread starter macrumors member

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    Saying that...

    ...can you backup itunes to a dvd then?
     
  6. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can.

    As Juvenile says "Back That Thang Up"
     
  7. bush1974 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry to be a pain...

    ...but can I backup my iphone somehow using winscp and ssh and then put it all back on after a sync?
     

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