my dumb mistake

Discussion in 'iPad' started by harborgirl, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. harborgirl macrumors newbie

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    Somehow when syncing my ipad with my imac or when syncing via mobileme I dumped my contacts/address book. Time machine does not have a copy. Is there any way i can recover my contacts?
     
  2. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    Check your previous backup on iTunes.. Go to iTunes preferences then locate devices and you should see your old backup.
     
  3. harborgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you - I appreciate your help. iTunes was not showing me any older backups (just my most recent that didn't have my contacts) but I did go back in time machine to find old ipad back ups and I did recover all my info. That was scary!
     
  4. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    Where are iPad backups located in the Time Machine backup?
     
  5. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    other than regular backups, there's a great app called MCBackup that also separately backs your contacts up readily to share with whatever device you like.
     
  6. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure they are happy to know that 6 years later. o_O
     
  7. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    wow. didnt spot the dates there. why would that be at the top of my forums posts then? strange.

    anyway, who knows, they might have been waiting and i made their day!
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Probably a spambot raised the thread, the mods deleted the spam but the thread remained at the top of the recent threads list.
     

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