HELP! moving iphone backups to new computer/new itunes library

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by drummerboy03, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. drummerboy03 macrumors member

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    on my old macbook pro, my itunes library corrupted.

    i got a new macbook unibody and am trying to get everything synced back up.

    Since the previous itunes library was corrupt, i had to create a new itunes library on my new computer and import all the music from an external harddrive.

    Now that the new itunes is setup I am scared to sync my iphone 4 because it is a new itunes library. I dont want to loose all my settings/contacts/sms/etc

    on my old computer, i can navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup and see multiple folders which i assume have my backups buried in. they are all garbled names, example: "977f40d8ea.....etc". I do not see any naming convention involving my iphone name or dates of backups.

    Does anyone know how i should approach this? I want to get my iphone 4 all synced up with my new computer and new itunes library, but i don't want to lose all my settings!

    any help would be MUCH APPRECIATED! thanks in advance
     
  2. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Just transfer the backup files to the same place on the new computer. In iTunes, it should give dates/names for the backups automatically.
     
  3. drummerboy03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks I'll try that. Is there anyway for me to make a backup right now of the phone so that I can restore it to today's current state? It says my last backup was 2 months ago :/

    Thanks
     

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