I hate iTunes, sync issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by brando123b, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. brando123b macrumors regular

    brando123b

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    I'm having all kinds of issues syncing my iPhone. I keep getting these duplicate file found error or can't find the file, or a folder is specified not a file. I restored my phone (losing all my app data, which sucked) and I can't figure out what is wrong, it keeps on doing it.

    Half the time I plug in the phone it says there is a duplicate file...no idea what that means.

    I do have issues with multiple duplicate contacts in my address book for some reason. I'm using google sync.

    Sigh...I thought itunes would be great, it seems to be a real pain.

    On a side note, how is it possible I have music and pod casts on my iphone when I did not select to sync music or pod casts? It is like my iTunes and iPhone are not talking correctly.
     
  2. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular

    brando123b

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    I did uninstall and reinstall iTunes.

    I'm going to the Apple store today. There are 2-3 different error messages, one where the device failed, one that it is a duplicate file and then some other random one.

    This all started after I tried to add photos from my PC to the phone, I have sense removed the photos and I'm not syncing them, but the problem remains.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    When you uninstalled iTunes, did you follow the directions from Apple or did you uninstall iTunes only?
     
  4. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did not follow Apple's instructions, I'm doing that right now.

    I did visit the Apple store, they did a DFU restore. Obviously a little tricky to track down because they don't have my iTunes, but we'll see. I will update you soon.
     
  5. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sigh. It told me it can't read my iPhone and that I need to restore. I restored, then it says the file can't be found. Then it says a folder was specified not a file....

    What garbage. I'm lost. There are posts all over the internet about similar issues with no resolution.

    I just did a clean restore, named my iPhone, told it to sync contacts, calendar and notes, as well as apps. The smaller dialog box pops up saying it is syncing...that goes for about 2 minutes then it says:

    "iphone "My iPhone" cannot be synched, required file could not bef ound"

    What does that even mean? What f'n file.
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Maybe its having issues reading your contacts, calendar, and or notes.
     
  7. iMacThere4Iam macrumors regular

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    I'm having the same issue with my iPad, but my iPhone is fine. I've looked for a solution everywhere I can think of, to no avail.

    Seems like enough people are having problems that Apple should be perfectly aware of the issue by now. A simple admission, with a, "We're working on it" would be nice, Apple.
     
  8. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    just curious! Are you using Google Sync or MobileMe, or some other sync service?
     
  9. iMacThere4Iam macrumors regular

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    I've got MobileMe.
     
  10. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular

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    I don't know how to fix the problem, but I just want to add that I have this exact same problem. I have a Dell XPS L401X that uses a Core i5 processor on a Intel HM57 Chipset. I have seen many forums around the internet with people having this exact issue, some people say it is the computer vendors issue, others say it is iTunes. I really hope that Apple or someone fixes this! I have had this issue since November and others have had it for much longer!
     

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