itunes thinks iphone is synched to another machine after OS X reinstall

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tj7, May 15, 2011.

  1. tj7 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
    after clean-installing os X on my imac, itunes states that my iphone is synched to another machine.
    this is quite a hassle as i don't want to have to delete the contents of my iphone and start all over again.
    how do i tell itunes that no, my iphone is not synched to another machine, and have it let me leave my phone alone?

    i have a back up of my prev system. anything from there i can use...?

  2. safelder macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2010
    My guess would be that it thinks it is a new machine because it is looking at a new iTunes library file. Retrieve the iTunes library files from the backup and see if that works.

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